Michael Dreeben white geometric fruit plate

This geometric plate, hand-carved from white marble sourced from Jaipur, India, may seem like pure art, but it was created with function in mind. Designer Michael Dreeben intends fresh fruit to rest on the plate’s ridges, maximizing air circulation around the produce and increasing its shelf life. $350, at Converso, Merchandise Mart, 312-923-1945


Photograph: Brian Franczyk