“The earliest application of the circle was a vessel; derived from the bowl shapes humans made as an extension of their own hands and to carry basic necessities. For this reason, a circle is inherently an imperfect form.”
While sculpting a circular form, Willem van Hooff was drawn to the realization that one of humanity's most innate objects is the vessel. Vases are essentially primitive forms inspired by the bowl shape one is able to mould in their hands. Though these objects have been fashioned for a clear function—to contain liquids and solids—they have also served as canvases for decorative detail and symbolic expression.
Core is a series inspired by prehistoric African construction techniques. Reflecting different styles, the pieces challenge the notion of a perfect circle while still achieving a level of physical balance.