Manuel Amaral Netto

BNW Projects: BNW Salon
BNW Events: Lizbon in Zurich


Portuguese designer born in Lisbon (1983), graduated from ESAD-CR in 2006, achieved his MA in Product Design at ECAL, Lausanne, in 2013. Co-funds FROM Industrial Design in 2014, presenting their first collection during the Salone Satellite 2014, where they won the 1st prize with “Volta” Lamp. He has since then worked for a variety of different brands and institutions such as Cassina (IT), USM (CH), Leucos (IT), Baccarat (FR) AICEP (PT) or Vista Alegre (PT). Since 2015 he has taken over the creative direction of UTIL.


The Spout fruit-bowl rises from an observation of particular existing elements in slip-cast ceramic pieces such as handles and spouts. Such elements exist to add functionality to the object in matter. The Spout shuffles these same elements in search of alternative uses allied with a strong visual composition. By placing the pouring spout low in the fruit-bowl’s base it allows to easily rinse fruit before presenting or serving it. This added functionality rests at your table beautifully and silently until it strikes your friends curiosity.

  • Type Bowl
  • Date 2017/2018
  • Dimensions 240 x 240 x 150 mm
  • Weight 1 Kg
  • Material Glazed Porcelain
  • Edition Standard