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Wassily fruit bowl keeps your fruit in suspense


July 30, 2014

The Wassily fruit bowl features silicone elastic webbing designed to prolong the life of fruit

The Wassily fruit bowl features silicone elastic webbing designed to prolong the life of fruit

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There aren't many ways in which the design of the humble fruit bowl can be improved upon. You can change the shape, size, and material it's made from, but it's still just a vessel in which to store fruit. However, designers at Scaleno have added one simple element to its fruit bowl which improves it in a number of different ways.

Wassily is a standard, metal-framed fruit bowl which has silicone elastic stretched around and across it. This criss-cross of stretchy material allows you to suspend your fruit in mid-air, adding not only a visual frill but also a better environment in which to store your fruit before it's ready to eat.

Suspending your fruit within Wassily's silicone web gives each piece of fruit room to breathe. This helps avoid bruising, aid ripening, and prevent one bad piece of fruit causing others to rot more quickly.

Wassily is made from steel, with the elastic strands made from non-toxic, food-grade silicone. It's a limited-edition piece hand-crafted in Italy, which somewhat explains the asking price of US$148. It's available in six different colors.

Source: Scaleno via Gizmodo

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I would rather not have to fight the bowl to get the fruit out.


Cool. Instead of big round bruises you get long straight ones. And reduced storage capacity as well. Slowburn has already mentioned access. I'd say a win-win-win!

Bruce H. Anderson

I second that, but think it might all come out once dislodging one or more.

Bob Flint

It looks more like a fancy Ker-Plunk game. remove the strands and all the fruit falls to the bottom.

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