Arbolito Fruit Bowl - Blonde

Christopher Metcalfe

DESIGNER PROFILE

Christopher Metcalfe

Details:

We take fruit from the tree, but what if we were to put it back? The Arbolito fruit bowl answers that question with a unique take on what a fruit bowl can be.

The Arbolito is made from a series of connected 'branches' that allow it to expand and collapse at will. When a piece of fruit is dropped into it's centre in it's collapsed state, it springs to life, opening it's branches and fulfilling it purpose as a fruit bowl.

When not in use it can just as easily be collapsed for storage or display, ready for the next piece of fruit to come its way.
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Dimensions:

Height Diameter
Closed 285 mm11 & 1/4 in 190 mm7 & 1/4 in
Open 170 mm6 & 3/4 in 485 mm19 in

Shipping:

Ships assembled in box

Colours/Options:

Available in plywood and polycarbonate.
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After graduating with a bachelors of product design in 2006 Chris hasn't been sitting still.

He went out on his own and set up a company to commercialise a range of products he designed while studying and has also been working for a number of design and manufacturing companies gaining invaluable experience and skills along the way.

His passion is for simple and elegant design with a twist and he focuses on quality.
The first of his designs, the 'Arbolito' Fruit bowl is a unique object that combines quintessential Kiwi design with an elegant balance of fun and functionality.

A playful concept, ‘Arbolito’, collapses into a thin yet elegant frame when empty, but when it is filled with fruit, blossoms open, to reveal its true purpose as a fruit bowl.

His other design, the Punga light is a cylindrical pendant light inspired by the patterns on the trunk of the Punga (Ponga) tree.