The image you see above is called the Elizabowl, FIRST PLACE winner of the International Housewares Association's 2008 Student Design Competition.
For over 15 years now, there have been a nationwide contest that encourages and recognizes the unique creativity of young industrial designers. There one-of-a-kind innovations and creations may appear in your own home someday soon.
Here's the complete article that describes the creation above, who made it, how and why it was made.
"Everybody knows, thanks to an old cliché, that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. But never before has anyone offered such a thoughtful solution as Sarah O'Brien, a senior at the University of Louisiana.
O'Brien took first place in the 2008 Student Design Competition for her Elizabowl, an interlaced system of pockets that blossoms to accommodate the amount of fruit on hand. "Because each piece is kept in a separate container, if one piece starts to go bad it can't have that chemical conversation with neighboring fruit telling them to go bad," explains O'Brien.
Elizabowl demonstrates O'Brien's keen sense for industrial design and also her appreciation for history: Her invention is named for its similarity to collars worn during the Elizabethan period."
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