Designers Beatriz Ball and Gretchen Murchison share a desire to create pieces that are beautiful as well as functional. Now, Beatriz Ball has collaborated with the Louisiana-based ceramicist on the vibrant new Bloom Collection, rendered in both the company’s signature sand-cast metal and in luxury melamine. The fabulous Bloom Collection comprises sculptural bowls and platters inspired by floral and botanical forms. A case in point is the VENTO Bloom Large Oval Platter in polished metal. With rippling petal-like movement, the dynamically designed serving platter combines beauty, artistry and functionality. Perfect for serving a variety of foods in style, the dramatic design looks great on the dining table or kitchen island.Beatriz Ball’s intensely handmade products employ eco-friendly and sustainable materials, and are crafted by artisans who trace a heritage of metalworking for generations. An original Beatriz Ball design, sustainably handmade of a top quality, FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy.