Someone taking an orange from the flat-pack fruit bowl (a fruit bowl made from a single sheet of stainless steel).

Flat-pack Fruitbowl

Industrial Design & Prototyping | SVA MFA PoD ❧
The Flat-Pack Fruit Bowl marries Machine Age simplicity with DIY charm. Made from a single sheet of stainless steel, the bowl magically pops into its sensuous form with a simple twist of the wrist.

The fruit bowl's form is at once light and sculptural while being made of stainless steel. This dichotomy of material expectations and their final form helped us create a favorite of the variety of prototypes we presented.

This product, pitched to the MoMA Design Store as part of their ongoing collaboration with MFA PoD, was a personal exploration of Carly's and my love of simple machine age styling. This simple styling is paired with a lack of ornamentation or complexity by making the unit flat-pack, rather than a welded steel bowl.

Read more at MoMA Design Store
Role
Industrial Design, Prototyping, Fabrication

Program
SVA MFA Products of Design

Direction
Sinclair Smith
Allan Chochinov

Team
Carly Simmons
John Boran Jr.

Client
MoMA Design Store

Year
April, 2019
A piece of cut sheet metal in the shape of an avocado without the pit sits near the three bolts and nuts which help it turn into the flat-pack fruit bowl.
The flat-pack fruit bowl (a fruit bowl made from a single sheet of stainless steel) being assembled.
The flat-pack fruit bowl (a fruit bowl made from a single sheet of stainless steel) assembled, without fruit.
Someone taking an orange from the flat-pack fruit bowl (a fruit bowl made from a single sheet of stainless steel).
The flat-pack fruit bowl (a fruit bowl made from a single sheet of stainless steel) with oranges inside.
The flat-pack fruit bowl (a fruit bowl made from a single sheet of stainless steel) with oranges inside.
Prototypes of the flat-pack fruit bowl with various fruits inside.
More prototypes of the flat-pack fruit bowl on a counter and full of fruits.
Copyright © 2022 John Boran Jr. All Rights Reserved.