'Have you ever laid a glass on a rock melon?'

Mathery transforms fruit peels into design objects

by Valentina Ieva
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Fruit Ninja is a homewares collection designed by Mathery and handmade in Melbourne. The collection transforms the fruit peel's short term function as a natural container into a long-life one.

The vessels explore and reintroduce the natural textures of the fruit, every object is a unique resin reproduction of a model realised from fruit peels. Fruit was carefully selected among dozens of fruit markets and minutely cut into geometric shapes then reassembled as objects.

Every object is entirely handmade. The process consists in the realisation of a model made with real fruit skin then replied in resin thanks to a silicon mould. The production of the mould had to be as fast as possible to mantain the freshness and the texture perception of the fruit.

The first project signed by "Mathery" (Erika Zorzi, 25 and Matteo Sangalli, 24) was created in 2010.

They belive in the potential of design in a way to communicate and express thoughts and in the power of certain types of materials charged with new functions.

They are a multidisciplinary design studio who works on a large variety of projects from product and industrial design to video-making and photography.


    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)