joan rojeski studio develops granadilla straw for ocati tropical fruits joan rojeski studio develops granadilla straw for ocati tropical fruits
apr 20, 2016

joan rojeski studio develops granadilla straw for ocati tropical fruits

joan rojeski studio develops granadilla straw for ocati tropical fruits
all images courtesy of joan rojeski studio 




under commission from colombian tropical and exotic fruits producer/exporter ocati, spanish joan rojeski studio introduces a useful tool to accompany the introduction of a lesser known fruit. the ‘granadilla’ is a plastic straw and spoon tool created for eating a fruit of the same name. unknown to a majority of the european market, the fruit is most easily comparable (in regards to physical characteristics) to the pomegranate.

joan rojeski studio granadilla straw ocati
‘granadilla’ straw for ocati 




‘granadilla’, greatly lessens the learning curve for eating the tasty treat. the design, though very simple, is derived from the subtly carved leaves that accompany the fruit. to use, the tool’s carved end is jabbed into the granadilla’s outer surface. after wiggling it around a bit to break the inner film which contains the goodies, the user is then free to suck directly from the straw. to get the final bits, one can break open the shell and use the carved end as a small spoon. ‘granadilla’ was designed by joan rojeski studio for ocati tropical fruits

joan rojeski studio granadilla straw ocati


video courtesy of ocati

sketching process, growing from original design (bottom left) 

the design is derived from the shape of the passiflora ligularis leaf

joan rojeski studio granadilla straw ocati
color experiments  

mould cavities



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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • I use to have a ‘straw’ almost identical to this. We are talking back in 1970-1972. The straw was made for citrus fruit and sold all over Florida and in major supermarkets nationwide. I wonder if there is a U.S. patent on it?

    Riain George says:

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