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Quirky Corked Platters

APPO by Carlo Trevisani Gives Bottle Stoppers Double Functions

— September 2, 2011 — Art & Design
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.
Trend Themes
1. Dual-purpose Products - There is an opportunity for designers to create more dual-purpose products, like APPO, that save space and add value for consumers.
2. Upcycling - Upcycling commonplace items, like cork stoppers, into functional and aesthetically pleasing objects can be a trend that reduces waste and promotes creativity.
3. Functional Design - Designers can explore the potential in creating products that are both functional and visually appealing, like the versatile and stylish APPO platter.
Industry Implications
1. Kitchenware - The kitchenware industry can benefit from exploring more innovative and multifunctional products, like the APPO platter, that cater to consumers who prioritize space-saving and practicality in their lifestyles.
2. Upcycling Industry - The upcycling industry can take advantage of incorporating everyday items into aesthetically pleasing and functional products, like APPO, that appeal to eco-conscious consumers who seek unique and sustainable decor.
3. Product Design - Product designers have the opportunity to push boundaries and create more unique and versatile products, like APPO, that provide a fresh perspective on everyday objects and add value to consumers' daily lives.
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