Circular forms are a clear choice for storing the rounded forms of fruits – but these creative modern
design ideas are anything but obvious. For starters, when someone asks you to pass them this vertical wooden fruit ‘bowl’ just give it a nudge and send it rolling their way – just don’t slip while sliding them the bananas!
This nifty set of wood, metal and black-painted plastic half-bowls – also by the artist Helena Schepens – does not have quite the same moves but is still quite dynamic. From tiny grapes to sizable pears and appleas, each piece of fruit added to or subtracted from the mix changes the angle of the centerpiece.
To round it out, other designers have developed turn-style systems allowing you to rotate your fruit into place and pop it out of the mix (like the metal one shown on top or the white wall-hanging repositories at the bottom. Still other designer fruit centerpieces use seemingly endless spirals and bottomless bowls to play on ideas of infinity and negative space – quite a lot of aesthetic thought put into such a simple decorative home object. Designs by Janne Kyttanen, DESU and FOC.