I remember seeing the above design many years ago while I was still in school at the University of Alberta working towards a Bachelor of Design. Terence Cooke who was on the Industrial Design side of the program when he started prototyping the bowl. I remember there being such a great tactile experience to the thing, it’s was really cool brushing my hands through it. It’s about to be manufactured *I think*.
On the site where you can buy it at http://www.joydevivre.org/products/fruity-bowl there’s an interesting clause.
While this pictures look great, Fruity has not been manufactured yet. In order to bring Fruity to life, we need you to help fund it.
The funding period for Fruity will last only 16 weeks beginning from its first sale. Within this time period, Fruity needs to sell a minimum of 1500 units to be manufactured.
After this funding phase, Fruity may not be available again for purchase.
If Fruity is not fully funded within the 16 week period, your purchase is refunded within 4 days.
I’m not familiar with that type of just in time production—good idea? Not sure. So… Hopefully people will be able to get their hands on this thing sooner or later.