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Stronger than ever before


When art, banking and fine cuisine come together

The ceramic money bowl, in which guests leave money or a credit card to pay their bill, is a collaboration between the JRE Association and a sculptor. It is made using the Kintsugi technique*, which teaches us to admire what is imperfect and encourages us to repair damaged objects. The broken parts of the bowl are joined together with glue containing golden dust, which gives the product added value and conveys the message about the strength of the connection.

“We all know in fine dining, it’s all about how good it tastes; it’s all about presentation. This exciting piece, our invoicing bowl is really a unique example of that.”

John Denhof


Kintsugi - the art of precious scars

The 400+ year old Japanese art of kintsugi (golden repair) or kintsukuroi (golden joinery) is a pottery repair method that honours the artifact’s unique history by emphasising, rather than hiding, breakage. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. The sculptor Bojana Križanec has integrated this profound message into a money bowl, specially designed for JRE.

Stronger than ever before

It is impossible to realise your full potential until you go through tough times. The past two years have been a true challenge for restaurants worldwide. We can’t deny that it has left its mark, but we are embracing the damage. The JRE money bowl represents this perfectly – the repair is literally illuminated and we have come out stronger than ever before.

“The projects we collaborate with the NKBM are socially responsible and contribute to change in the wider environment.”

Gašper Puhan


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