Couch Bowl - Set of 2

Couch Bowl - Set of 2

This ergonomic ceramic bowl is specially designed for maximum couch-eating comfort and convenience.
featured in the

Uncommon Collection

$35.00

featured in the uncommon collection

Strategic Snacking

This ergonomic ceramic bowl is specially designed by Thomas Both for maximum couch-eating comfort and convenience: It fits easily in your hand in various holding positions, and an indent in the base gives fingers extra grip and balance. The notch on the side provides a place for your thumb and also stabilizes your spoon, leaving the other hand free for the crucial remote control maneuvers. When settling in for some serious TV watching, always come prepared with the proper snacking equipment. Designed by Thomas Both. Handmade in Mexico.

Learn more about how Thomas is taking "comfort food" to the next level in an interview on the blog.

MX

Made in Mexico

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Thomas Both

created by

Thomas Both

location

California

“Get engaged and excited about how people do things and pay attention, then work your way to a product idea you're excited about and other people love.”

After working for a few years as a mechanical engineer right out of college, Thomas Both felt the need to feed his right brain, and so he enrolled in design school at Stanford University and went on to teach at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. When creating his ceramic pieces, no functional detail is left untested. “I work much more as a designer now than an engineer,” he says, “but both play a part.”

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Couch Bowl - Set of 2 qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

This ergonomic ceramic bowl is specially designed by Thomas Both for maximum couch-eating comfort and convenience: It fits easily in your hand in various holding positions, and an indent in the base gives fingers extra grip and balance. The notch on the side provides a place for your thumb and also stabilizes your spoon, leaving the other hand free for the crucial remote control maneuvers. When settling in for some serious TV watching, always come prepared with the proper snacking equipment.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

Alfareria Tradicional's mission is to preserve the manufacturing of handmade majolica pieces in the city of Guanajuato. In this way, they preserve a tradition that the city has had for many centuries.


fair wage

Alfareria Tradicional's starting wage is nearly twice the minimum wage of Mexico. Employees on average earn three times the minimum.


paid time off

All receive vacation time (minimum six days if they have been working for a minimum of one year, and 15 days of Christmas holiday time off).


recycling primary/secondary materials

Water used to wash and prepare the clay is recycled. Pieces that did not pass quality control on the bisque before they are fired are recycled. Broken pieces from the bisque are recycled, and some are used to cover gardens or dirt roads.


charitable giving

Alfareria Tradicional does not have a charitable giving program, but meet all other Collection criteria.


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Ceramic, a natural source material

Resourceful Packaging

Corrugated boxes are made from recycled materials and recyclable. Recyclable bubble wrap is used to protect the pieces.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Couch Bowl: UncommonGoods.

Handmade Exclusive
Made from
earthenware
Measurements
6.25" L x 6.25" W x 2.75" H; 15.5 oz weight; 23.6 fl. oz. capacity
Care
Microwave and Dishwasher Safe.
Item ID
44381

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsCouch Bowl - Set of 2
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (14)
  • Easy to hold (14)
  • Dishwasher safe (12)
  • Well built / quality (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love the construction and practicality

My husband recently had ankle surgery so eating meals were a challenge because he had to keep his leg elevated. Consequently he ate sitting in a chair with his leg propped up. This bowl...Read complete review

My husband recently had ankle surgery so eating meals were a challenge because he had to keep his leg elevated. Consequently he ate sitting in a chair with his leg propped up. This bowl made it so much easier to eat his meal or a snack because of the place for his thumb on the side and indention on the bottom. A simple solution without having to balance a bowl or plate in his lap! The only con was the bottom of the bowl was too hot to the touch when serving soup or anything that had been heated, like a casserole, etc.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too heavy for us old folk

I had ordered two sets and returned one of them since if it's too heavy for us, it's too heavy for our friends.

I had ordered two sets and returned one of them since if it's too heavy for us, it's too heavy for our friends.

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3.0

Too heavy for us old folk

By 

from Winter Springs, FL

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Dishwasher Safe

Cons

  • Difficult To Hold

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

I had ordered two sets and returned one of them since if it's too heavy for us, it's too heavy for our friends.

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5.0

Ok

By 

from NLR, Arkansas

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Easy To Hold
  • Quality Construction

Cons

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    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

    All of your products are a little too pricey for me I doubt if I will purchase again from you

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    5.0

    Couch Bowl

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    from Houston, TX

    About Me Quality Oriented

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • creative and unique
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Easy To Hold
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

      I loved the idea of this item. It was so creative and unique which made it even more interesting. I like things that are a bit different because when you entertain guests and they see such an interesting item and then you get to talk about it and they sort of envy you.

      Service and delivery comments:

      It was delivered faster than I expected.

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      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Such Great Bowls!

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      from Palm Harbor, FL

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Easy To Hold
      • Quality Construction
      • Shatter Resistant

      Cons

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        • Everyday

        Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

        I saw these bowls in the catalog and purchased a bunch of them for Christmas gifts. I bought a set for me, too. They're very well made, are a great size, and anyone would appreciate receiving them. Ingenious design. I'm excited to give them for gifts this Christmas.

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        5.0

        Couch Bowl

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        from Somers, CT

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Easy To Hold
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

          Very sturdy, good quality.

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          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Perfect Father's Day present

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          from Fishers, IN

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Hold

          Cons

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            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

            Donne tell the kids but this is perfect for eating on the sofa! ;)

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            5.0

            Great gift!

            By 

            from Albany, NY

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dishwasher Safe
            • Easy To Hold
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

              Unfortunately, my son, who lives alone, eats in front of TV very often. Thought this would be a great gift.

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              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Great Product!

              By 

              from SC

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Hold
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

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                • Everyday

                Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

                Nice to have when sitting on the couch! Perfect design and size to hold.

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                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                I like these bowls

                By 

                from St Louis

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Dishwasher Safe
                • Easy To Hold

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

                  These bowls are very cute, and I just love their novelty and functionality! They are quite large and will hold a lot of cereal...or whatever you put in them. Yet they aren't too large for the kids to use. Very easy to hold with one hand and not spill.

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                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Ergonomic Bowl!

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                  from Chicago

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Dishwasher Safe
                  • Easy To Hold
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

                    I love products that are designed to fit how people are actually using them, and the Couch Bowl nails it! Hard to believe there can be an advancement on the design of a bowl, but guess what, this is it! My husband loves these and uses them every day.

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