Cool Corner Shelf by Torafu Architects: Catch Bowl


With the “Catch Bowl”, Torafu Architects of Japan focuses on one thing: shelving for a corner. After all, there are corners in every room (almost without exception).

But not content with one application, they made this bowl so versatile that it can fit on a convex or concave corner. And, to boot, it can be used as a bowl! Such ingenuity!

The Catch Bowl is made of bent plywood, sycamore, stainless and (the secret ingredient) magnets. The grain of the sycamore veneer is preserved, giving this piece a very natural look. Minimalist in design, yet extremely functional. And styled to fit with any decor.

We’ll take two or three!



It’s not just a shelf – it’s a shelf and a bowl!


The minimalist design and natural wood grain fits any decor.


We can’t believe how many different variations there are.


More information: Torafu

Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.