What’s this then? A giant gear lever knob? A slightly overweight spinning top? Auntie Anne’s ashes? Don’t ask me I only sell it. Okay then ask me. None of the above. It is in fact four dinner plates, three different size serving bowls and a shallow container with a lid. All decorated with exotic illustrations on the inside and glossy black on the outside so that when they are stacked they create an impressive vase like vessel. Made of melamine and designed and made by those curious French types at ibride the Black Yuan is an ornament, an adornment, an object that is very busy being something else entirely. It is both chrysalis and butterfly, hiding its true form within another shape, waiting patiently for its function to overcome its form.