The Staphylos Fruit Bowl has an Engaging Effervescence

 - Sep 4, 2011
References: ababalis & core77
The basic criterion of a dish is that it must adequately contain the food that it's intended to serve and the Staphylos Fruit Bowl accomplishes this, despite its extraordinary unusual shape. A far cry from a conventional bowl by most definitions, this unique piece becomes all the more compelling as kitchen sculpture.

Christina Skouloudi and Athanasios Babalis created this object with inspiration from the ancient Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts. It's part of the six-item Argonaut Collection through which the industrial designers embarked on a quest for aesthetic and functional excellence, influence by the odyssey to seek the Golden Fleece.

The meticulously carved wooden Staphylos Fruit Bowl seems to mimic a cluster of sea bubbles or a bushel of grapes. The divots and crevices created between the sanded spheres afford the perfect placement for all sorts of fresh foods across this atypical tray.