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Fruit Bowls by Rogier Martens Uses Apples as a Mold

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 21, 2012 • References: rogiermartens.nl and core77
The bubble-like aesthetic of Fruit Bowls by Rogier Martens may look fragile, but these bowls can definitely carry a bushel of apples. Made out of handblown glass, the Dutch designer was actually inspired by real fruit when crafting these containers.

The Fruit Bowls by Rogier Martens were molded with the help of Jonagold apples. While still hot, the glass was pressed into a pile of apples to create a unique indent in its center.

The Fruit Bowls by Rogier Martens was influenced by the designer’s many trips from Utrecht to Leerdam, which is often touted as the ‘Glass City of the Netherlands.' Between both cities are countless blooming orchards, which Martens had to travel through each time.