Some interesting new product design from Melbourne here… Jewellery designer Nina Ellis has just released a series of anodised aluminium fruit bowls names Minna Fold Bowls, sold through the wonderful Pieces of Eight gallery in North Fitzroy.

Its an interesting transition for Nina – from unique, painstakingly handcrafted jewellery to the development and manufacture of these functional, geometric and sculptural pieces. They retail for $245.

Nina Ellis completed a BFA in Gold & Silversmithing at RMIT in 2003. She has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Craft Victoria Mentorship, Emerging Artist Initiative, and the SIEMENS Fine Art Scholarship Award in 2003. She has since exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and currently works from the lovely Pieces of Eight studio workshop.

Nina Ellis’ work is currently on display in the Pieces of Eight window exhibition, and some more info on the process behind her designs can be found here on the Pieces of Eight blog.