The Drape Bowl is part of series of home accessories that are designed to look like a frozen pieces of cloth. The modelling was digitally done with physics-based cloth simulators.
Its a great looking little object that can be placed on any flat surface. Use it as an ash tray, a key holder , or even as a paper weight. This version is available multiple colors of Glazed Ceramic.
You can find the Alumide / Plastic version over here :http://www.shapeways.com/model/627582/drape-bowl-alumide-plastic.html