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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