Aug 18, 2009 8:17 AM
Designed by Giovannoni for the Italian design collective Alessi, the sleek Fruit Mama Fruit Holder ($225) will create an artful display from your bananas, pluots, and tangelos. A plastic tree rises from a mirror-polished steel base that is designed to hold fruit on both levels, keeping more delicate foods in the open air & protecting them from bruising. After all, greengrocers recommend storing fruits & vegetables in the same environment that you found them in at the grocery store to preserve freshness; veggies generally are on refrigerated displays, whereas fruits are out in the open air. Plus it, um, just looks cool on your counter.