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Portafrutta

A disintegrated fruit bowl allowing for the separation and better conservation of fruit and vegetables.

 This fruit bowl is a composition of containers, fruits and vegetables.    

This fruit bowl is a composition of containers, fruits and vegetables. 

 

 It is a simple and practical approach to store and display fruits and veggies and it favours their duration. The shallowness of the containers encourage fruit to breathe and not to get squashed by overloading the fruit bowl. Different sizes allow for compositions, grouping or separation of different size, colour and ripeness of fruits and veggies. The size of the overall composition and quantity of containers is determined by the amount of fruit desired.  The separation of fruit helps to prolong its shelf life as different fruits have different maturing times and already-ripened fruit speed up the maturation of other fruits.

It is a simple and practical approach to store and display fruits and veggies and it favours their duration. The shallowness of the containers encourage fruit to breathe and not to get squashed by overloading the fruit bowl. Different sizes allow for compositions, grouping or separation of different size, colour and ripeness of fruits and veggies. The size of the overall composition and quantity of containers is determined by the amount of fruit desired.

The separation of fruit helps to prolong its shelf life as different fruits have different maturing times and already-ripened fruit speed up the maturation of other fruits.

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 It is delightful to change compositions as Portafrutta is reduced in size as the fruit diminishes, and grows when there is more fruit.   In this way one is not left with just one fruit in a large fruit bowl.  The prototypes pictured are in reclaimed fruit crate wood found in farmers markets and have a wax finish.

It is delightful to change compositions as Portafrutta is reduced in size as the fruit diminishes, and grows when there is more fruit.
 
In this way one is not left with just one fruit in a large fruit bowl.

The prototypes pictured are in reclaimed fruit crate wood found in farmers markets and have a wax finish.