The notion of supporting soft supple produce within a dish composed of pointed spurs may not seem terribly smart, but the Zepter Fruit Bowl operates on the principle of a bed of nails. Designer Tembolat Gugkaev conceived this remarkably contemporary piece of crockery that is caught somewhere between an intricate sculpture and a handsome homeware accessory.
The unusual object is made up of a cluster of tack-like components that form flat circular shapes on one end a come to sharp tips at the other. What is particularly interesting about this piece is that a concave space is suggested on each side, enabling the user to employ either the smooth or the spiky depression as a place to hold fresh food. The Zepter Fruit Bowl affords further potential for arranging smaller or more unusual items between the long white prongs.