ROCKin' Tableware

ROCKin’ Tableware

Carved from volcanic stone, Lava Plates are handcrafted to textural and polished perfection. Natural yet ultramodern, the set is equally suited as unique dining tableware or a sculptural display. An integrated brass candlestick holder makes the set perfect for nighttime entertaining.

0 Designer: peca

Captivating Cutlery

Captivating Cutlery

Every once in a while you stumble across an idea for a product that changes the very notion of it. A tiny alteration here or there and you have something that’s volumes better. (Even though I’ve said something on the lines of this before in another one of my articles, I never tire of saying it over and over. It’s a beautiful feeling when a product defies your expectations. I’m sure you feel the same way I do.)

0 Designer: Alite Designs

Stone Serveware Au Naturale

Stone Serveware Au Naturale

What appears to be a random, irregular pentagon shape is actually created by simplifying the map of Seoul, capital of South Korea. Appropriately called the Seoul Tray, the marble dining piece is created with a CNC machine to achieve its protruding interior lines that provide grip and a modern aesthetic expression. In matte and polished versions, this serveware for hors d’oeuvres and wine is as elegant as it is simplistic.

0 Designer: Kim HyunJoo

Every Dish in Perfect Harmony

Every Dish in Perfect Harmony

Vacimi’s cleverly crafted collection of tableware is the ultimate in space-saving design! Each nesting set includes 5 ceramic pieces and a handy bamboo board for draining and organization. No larger than a rice bowl, the set saves valuable real estate in the kitchen while providing the perfect size dish for you and your guests. Glossy on the inside, matte on the outside, their soft finish also gives em’ grip so they never slip!

0 Designer: Vacimi

Courtly Cutlery

Courtly Cutlery

In creating Jarosinksi & Vaugoin’s design No. 192, Thomas Feichtner drew inspiration from the classic methods involved in producing utensils by hand, a process typically used by the manufactory. The resulting product employs a clever combination of clear surfaces and radiuses with a theme of two diametrically intersecting phases that together lend the cutlery a highly individual character. Robust yet refined, the collection is well-balanced for both casual and formal table setting alike.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

Chopsticks for the Modern Man

Chopsticks for the Modern Man

Chopsticks have gone widely unchanged for thousands of years, but Yuan Design has given them a functional facelift that’s also here to stay! Introducing, PenstiX – the retractable, reusable chopsticks you can take anywhere. Easier and more compact to carry around than a fork or even wooden chopsticks, PenstiX are minimally designed to be no large than a pen, making them perfect to take in your gym bag, on a camping trip, or to the office. One version even does double duty as a stylish stylus for your touch-screen devices. MUST-SEE video after the jump!

0 Designer: Yuan Design

Mind Over Food

Mind Over Food

Mind Power is potent and it can manipulate or simulate circumstances that may seem fictitious and surreal. Based on this premise is the plate and glass combo of the ‘SET TO MIMIC’ tableware. The idea is to put a microchip in us, which interacts with our brain cells so that it can register smells, tastes and textures of our favorite food. When bland or ‘health foods’ are placed on the plate, the microchip manipulates our senses to feel as if we are eating our favorite food.

0 Designer: Sorina Răsteanu

Putting the FLAT in Flatware

Putting the FLAT in Flatware

This clever cutlery collection goes to show that flatware doesn’t always have to mirror the same mundane shape. This contemporary interpretation is not only different and just as pleasant to use, its flat, folded profile also makes each piece nestable with the next! Together they create a unique geometric visual that’s sure to be a conversation starter.

0 Designer: Till Kobes

Considerate Ceramics

Considerate Ceramics

The Ceramic Scoop Bowl isn’t just cool because of its Cvisual oddness… it’s also designed to accommodate individuals with muscular conditions and is an ideal eating aid for one-handed users. The vertical wall and sloping bottom helps users easily guide food onto their utensils while also allowing the plate to rest at the edge of the table helping to eliminate spillage. For added safety, the bowl also features a nitrile rubber base to prevent sliding and provide a stable eating platform.

0 Designer: Ryan Kirkpatrick

Eating With Benefeat

Eating With Benefeat

Benefeat looks like any regular tableware, but is specifically designed to eliminate the social stigma related to adults with cerebral palsy and when they dine with others. Five dinnerware have been designed for this, the first is bowl with an inclined inner base, the second is a plate that is inclined above a flat base, next is a cup with a straw insert, the fourth is a spoon with an adjusted angle and finally an anti-slip placemat.

0 Designers: I-Ting Chan & Ting-Yin Yeh

Cutting Edge Cutlery

Cutting Edge Cutlery

Named “Edge” for their single edge design, this cutlery set is produced with a hot stamp which makes it possible to remove the slice present in cold working. This cleaner shape further defines the archetypical silhouette of industrial flatware. As simple as it gets, they’re perfect for any dinner table, formal or casual. 

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Totem Part Two

Totem Part Two

A new twist to the old Stackable Cup, this new Tilt Cup has a clipped edge that enhances drying. When you place the glass upside down, the water trickles and drains out through the gap created by the clipped edge. The tilted angle also enhances the weight balance so the cup can stand up by itself when overturned. I think this will work!

0 Designer: Huang Shi-hao

Salt Shaker With A Difference

Salt Shaker With A Difference

Most of us are guilty of sprinkling generous amounts of salt over our food, especially when we have intake restrictions. Mamma is a saltshaker with a difference. It has an integrated spoon-like lip with markings that lets you know how much salt you are going to sprinkle on the food. The main aim of this project is to reduce the intake of salt. The video explains it how…

0 Designer: Soohun Jung

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