Inspirational Tableware

Inspirational Tableware

In a world of fast food and quick meals, it’s easy to lose sight of the age-old tradition of family time over dinner. Purpose Plates are a clever reminder of this valuable experience and aim to bring us back together by introducing a playful game written directly on the dishes. Point the arrow of the top plate at the person you want to talk to and match it with the phrases of the bottom plate to create conversation-starting sentences. It’s an educational and playful way to get families talking again!

0 Designer: Andrea Rekalidis Designer

Musical Dinner

Musical Dinner

Imagine a future where food is inspired by music. I am talking about the SmartPlate, a dish that understands food and transforms it into sound. As described by Julian, it completes the circle of senses by which we understand what we eat. The plate hookes up wirelessly to your mobile device, and then by measuring the different aspects of your ingredients, it identifies food. It then precisely attaches musical notes, harmonies and rhythm to each ingredient.

0 Designer: Julian Caraulani

Yes, You May Play at the Table!

Yes, You May Play at the Table!

The Attention! cutlery set takes it’s name from the upright position of the knife, spoon and fork trio when placed in the space-saving dock. The clever design utilizes magnets to bond groups of utensils together, making them easy to set and ensuring that strays don’t go missing. It’s a playful conversation starter that dinner guests will love!

0 Designer: Designnobis

Ice Cream Flowers

Ice Cream Flowers

This beautiful bouquet of ice cream canapé glasses is the latest from Martin Jakobsen, the designer of another YD fav – the rEvolution wine glass. The hand-blown Kkis set is a sexy twist on stemware that makes for an elegant and enticing presentation for after dinner desserts. The man knows glass and we’re looking forward to seeing more unique creations!

0 Designer: Martin Jakobsen

Magnet Magic

Magnet Magic

If you haven’t taken a spill while carrying a tray of food, it’s probably safe to say that you’ve at least had some close calls! Designed with this in mind, the Magic Tray uses magnetic force to keep everything in place. When carried, magnets in the tray attract magnets embedded in the dishes to keep them stable. Setting the tray down breaks the magnetic attraction so the dishes can be picked up easily. Hit the jump to see how it works!

0 Designer: Ryan Jongwoo Choi

Cup a' Doodle

Cup a’ Doodle

The Doodle Cup isn’t just another attractive coffee mug- it also aims to keep the user entertained once they’ve taken the last sip! Printed on the inside of each mug is a unique “connect the dots” style puzzle that the user can complete with just the last little drops of coffee and a straw. A clever design that’s sure to be a conversation starter!

0 Designers: Hye Yeon Cho & Seo Young Yoon

Eat Something Sexy

Eat Something Sexy

The Afrodite aims at igniting passion with its range of sensual cookware. Based on the idea that food cooked with love and passion is a personal representation of us, it looks at delving into a journey filled with discovering pleasure in a unique way. Homage to the Greek goddess of love and beauty, the set is a refreshing new approach to culinary bliss.

0 Designers: spooon - Monica Albini, Benedetta Leonardi & Cara Judd

Teaness

Teaness

I consider myself to be an amateur tea connoisseur, not so much about actual tea leaves. More so on the entire experience of making tea. Electric kettles, teapots, cups, etc. I have a whole cupboard filled with various tea sets and I’m so ready to throw down some cash to obtain TeaForTwo by designer David Pickett. They’re modern, handmade, 100% ceramic with a simple, functional yet elegant design. The main teapot with the exaggerated spout is genius. Love it. Fits me to a “tea”.

0 Designer: David Pickett

Brilliant Tableware

Brilliant Tableware

I’m loving this bronze cutlery by designer Maximilian Löw. The set combines elegant, soft curves similar to that of classic cutlery with sharp, rigorous edges that give it modern, masculine appeal. For each piece, a 3D model was created so that different variations could be built using CNC technology. After the ergonomic & aesthetic requirements were achieved, preperations for the bronze casting process were made. The result: stark yet elegant tableware in high polished bronze that deserves to be shown off.

0 Designer: Maximilian Löw

Super Bowl

Super Bowl

The 30-degree Slope is a bowl specifically designed for folks with trembling hands. This kinda condition is widespread in the silver generation, but it can be predominant in the youth as well. For example my mother has this condition since her teenage years; she can’t even hold a cup and saucer with a steady hand. A very dignified and thoughtful solution is this tilting bowl with a angle at one end.

0 Designer: HO Chang Da

Chopstick Gardens

Chopstick Gardens

The “To Be Nature Wood Chopstick” has a convoluted name but presents an interesting contribution to the “grow from waste” ethos that’s so popular these days. It starts life in your hands just like an ordinary set of chopsticks except it’s tipped with a starch cap hiding a seed. When you’re done with it, stick the starch end down into the ground and watch as new life climbs up your sweet and sour chicken coated chopstick.

0 Designer: Gyeongwan Koo (Oliver)

Lean Dish for the Crispy Toast Lover

Lean Dish for the Crispy Toast Lover

A nice concept for a minimal yet functional dish that keeps your morning toast crispy. The  Lean Dish has two subtle ridges raised just high enough, and spaced just far enough apart, to support a varying range of bread slice sizes. This prevents it from touching runny eggs and butter (unless you love that sort of thing). It saves plates because you only have to use one dish. Cheers to crispy toast!

0 Designer: Jon Liow

Tricky Tableware

Tricky Tableware

I love this thought-provoking design. The result of an exploration into how intangible entities can be transformed into useful physical objects that represent their likeness, the Shadow series of cutlery and tableware gives the illusion that each object is being lit from above by a single light source. Each “shadow” is actually a separate protective layer between the object and surface that guards against heat and stain. A great conversation piece.

0 Designer: Kijtanes Kajornrattanadech