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.

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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
Ingredients
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.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsCouch Bowl - Set of 2
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (23)

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    (5)

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    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to hold (26)
  • Attractive (23)
  • Dishwasher safe (21)
  • Well built / quality (20)
  • Shatter resistant (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (28)
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    • Personal (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Such Great Bowls!

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...Read complete review

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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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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5.0

Gift recipient loved these bowls!

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from St. Louis, MO

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Pros

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

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    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

    My friends who received the gift loved the bowls!

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    5.0

    Best Bowls Ever

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    from Boston, MA

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    Pros

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

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      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

      We are a big cereal fan family! These bowls are great for couch use but also ergonomic, easy to hold, and allow for maximum milk coverage :)

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      5.0

      Fun and practical gift -less stress for me-no spilling

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      from San Ramon

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      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Easy To Hold

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          Great gift

           
          4.0

          Great gift for the couch potato

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          from Wilmot, NH

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          Pros

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

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            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

            Being a couch potato

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            5.0

            Great idea!

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            from Rising Sun IN

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Hold
            • Quality Construction

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              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

              These are great for cereal/soup eating when no table is available.

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              5.0

              Unique design

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              from Bristol IN

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              Pros

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

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                • Everyday

                Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

                Perfect for his 3-4 times a day cereal eating

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I purchased for my two young adult children.

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                from Conklin, NY

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                Pros

                • Dishwasher Safe
                • Easy To Hold

                Cons

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                  Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

                  The kids will use it all the time.

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                  4.0

                  Love it

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                  from Winston-Salem, NC

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • son said it was a little small. I disagree.

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

                  Divet on the bottom makes it easy to steady the bowl and the spoon rest is handy.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great for cereal and ice cream

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                  from Fort Lauderdale, FL

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Hold
                  • Quality Construction

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                    • Everyday

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

                    Takes some getting used to the lump inside the bowl from the indentation.

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                    4.0

                    I️ would buy this product again.

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                    from San Diego,ca

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                        Comments about UncommonGoods Couch Bowl - Set of 2:

                        We use the bowl for mobile breakfast.

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