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Who would have considered making bottle stoppers into dual purpose doodads? APPO by Carlo Trevisani proves that the little buoyant bark objects can become so much more than what oenophiles expect of them.

Quite cleverly, the designer has extruded the common shape of the cork into a much larger entity. The cylindrical form flares out dramatically to become a full serving plate with upturned bowl edges. Even with its broadened surface area, the unusual object can still be used to plug wine bottles airtight.

The implication of such a design economizes on space at a busy dining table. Hors d'oeuvres, side dishes and desserts can be presented on the APPO by Carlo Trevisani, raising it and its contents upon a peculiar pedestal.