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Saturday 22 November 2014

The ten best fruit bowls

1. Fruit Tray
Make the fruit the centre of attention with a dimpled tray made to order by ceramic artist Joanna Howells. Choose from a restrained speckled parchment finish or go crazy with a tray in iridescent sky blue.
Price: £85, notonthehighstreet.com
1. Fruit Tray
Make the fruit the centre of attention with a dimpled tray made to order by ceramic artist Joanna Howells. Choose from a restrained speckled parchment finish or go crazy with a tray in iridescent sky blue.
Price: £85, notonthehighstreet.com
2. Wooden
With its elegant, flat silhouette and polished mango wood finish, this bowl is the perfect centrepiece for a dining table or a sun-soaked conservatory.
Price: £22.50, debenhams.com
3. Eco Cooler
Beat the summer heat with this terracotta cooler which absorbs cold water poured into the base, and so keeps fruit chilled on even the most scorching afternoon.
Price: £69, ecooutlet.co.uk
4. Eve Black
Koziol's Eve Black is the Lamborghini of the fruit-bowl world: it's bold, brash, and big enough to hold great piles of fruit.
Price: £22.60, giftswithstyle.co.uk
5. Philippi Cocoon
Fancy grabbing your morning banana or afternoon apple from this futuristic, space craft-like bowl made in super-shiny stainless steel? We know we certainly do.
Price: £109, occahome.co.uk
6. Apple
This fruity number has a retro, 1970s vibe and comes in either red or white gloss porcelain. And don't worry - apples are not the only fruit you can put in it.
Price: £33, heals.co.uk
7. Basket
Let the fruit do the talking with this minimalist stainless-steel basket from Alessi. It's capacious enough to house a cornucopia of delights and because its nice and airy, your pears won't moulder away at the bottom.
Price: £62, alessi.co.uk
8. Fruit Pyramid
The fruit pyramid has 18 individual compartments in which to display your apples and oranges to advantage, while also preventing squashing and keeping mould at bay by allowing fresh air to circulate.
Price: £16.99, mocha.co.uk
9. La Stanza Dello Scirocco
Italian designer Trimarchi Mario designed this bowl to look like falling ticker tape at a July 4th parade. And with its geometric looks and hard-wearing steel and white resin construction, it's certainly something to celebrate.
Price: £35, conranshop.com
10. Piazza
OK, so this might be just about the most expensive fruit bowl known to man, but Fabio Novembre's silver Colosseum-silhouette bowl in highly polished sliver is a triumph of intricate design and craftsmanship.
Price: £734, madeindesign.co.uk

Eating healthily is more appealing when the food is displayed beautifully.

So arrange your apples and pears in one of these elegant table-top pieces.

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