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Dear Charlie was designed by John Truex. Dear Charlie is a support for bananas, whose shape is reminiscent of a small branch. The hanging bananas do not come into contact with the ripening gasses of other fruits and therefore are preserved in the most appropriate manner. The rubber-covered base, together with the object’s weight, guarantees stability on every surface. Dear Charlie can also be used as a support for other fruit or vegetables - a bunch of grapes, chillies, garlic - or it can hold jewellery such as rings, bracelets and earrings.
John Truex (b. 1982; MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art 2006) produces furniture and product with emphasis on micro-industrial processes, exploring ways to incorporate tools of mass production into hand worked objects. As a designer for Stephen Burks and later Dakota Jackson, John contributed to a diverse range of projects - from Calvin Klein fragrance bottles to custom Steinway pianos. Work from his New York studio has been exhibited internationally, and recent projects include kitchenware for Alessi and the ongoing process of launching a cast iron skillet manufacturing company, Borough Furnace. He teaches in the Industrial + Interaction Design Department at Syracuse University.