Arbolito Fruit Bowl - Blonde

Christopher Metcalfe


Christopher Metcalfe


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.


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


Ships assembled in box


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.