The homer canister pays homage to the catch-all dish. It is perfect for those who lose things, especially one's keys, phone and sunglasses. It is an ideal shape for crackers, nuts and nibbles. A gift that you can't go wrong with, it is a shape with limitless possibilities. The Homer canister is a wider and lower shape than its peers the Nike canister & the Philo canister. The contrast in size and shape makes them best buddies in a room on a shelf or coffee table, or in the kitchen to hold tea bags and coffee pods.
The Homer canister is handcrafted in pure Lais marble in a small village in the north of Greece famous for its marble quarries and pays homage to ancient Greek civilization, especially to the Acropolis and Parthenon. Lais marble is a metamorphic rock that morphs from limestone under extreme heat and pressure deep within the earth. It also contains dolomite along with the limestone which gives them different colors and tones.
The traditions of marble carving and sculpture that goes back thousands of years to the famous Greek sculptors Phydias and Praxitelis are still alive today. This Homer canister is carved by hand and conveys a feeling of modernity while representing the luxuriousness of the material formed by nature and enhanced by human interpretation. It features a matte polish finish and is signed by the maker and designer. Since the designer does not like to paint the surface of the marble stone with transparent paints or resins, three coats of the highest possible level of protective sealant are applied instead. This will preserve both the piece and the natural feel of the marble.
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