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.
285 mm11 & 1/4 in
190 mm7 & 1/4 in
170 mm6 & 3/4 in
485 mm19 in
Ships assembled in box
Available in plywood and polycarbonate.
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.