pinpach piyatiratitivorakul : avo fruit holder
 
pinpach piyatiratitivorakul : avo fruit holder pinpach piyatiratitivorakul : avo fruit holder
jul 28, 2010

pinpach piyatiratitivorakul : avo fruit holder

‘avo’ image © designboom

the water hyacinth is the world’s worst water weed, according to pinpach piyatiratitivorakul. it chokes lakes, dams and irrigation channels. it increases water loss by evaporation, degrades water quality and obstructs water transport, providing sheltered breeding sites for disease vectors such as mosquitoes.

‘avo’ image © designboom

throughout many of thailand’s rivers, the water hyacinth has been wreaking havoc on local water transportation and the natural flora and fauna of the country. responding to this problem, thai designer pinpach piyatiratitivorakul has created the ‘avo’ fruit holder which is constructed from the invasive plant. pinpach has employed local thai craftsman for production of the basket whose form draws on the oval shape of the luscious avocado fruit and its gradation of color. the ‘avo’ fruit holder was shortlisted in the recent designboom / MACEF competition ‘the intelligent hand’.

detail image © designboom

‘avo’ in two version of different colors image courtesy pinpach piyatiratitivorakul

detail image courtesy pinpach piyatiratitivorakul

detail image courtesy pinpach piyatiratitivorakul

the making process image courtesy pinpach piyatiratitivorakul

‘avo’ baskets dispayed on ‘moss’ tables, in the exhibition ‘asia now’ image © designboom

the thai sector of the show image © designboom

the avocado fruit determined the colors and form image © designboom

graphics from the thai section image © designboom

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