We’ve all seen them before, those sleeves coffee shops pass out to protect your hands from scalding heat. They’re usually made of corrugated cardboard but all fail to miss the duality in that design. The corrugated shape allows the inner circumference to collapse in on itself essentially becoming a flat surface – the perfect coaster for a cold drink. “Change” by Chun-Chia Hsu recognizes that duality and takes it a step further by using only 100% recycled materials.
Designer: Chun-Chia Hsu
Design Concept “The Attraction of Spice” is a set of elegant spice bottles to be the centerpiece of a dining experience. It takes a wine bottle tray made of wiredrawn stainless steel, as the showpiece, with magnets lining the mouth of every container a” stuck to the center tray. In addition, the magnet acts as a seal keeping its contents fresh.
Designer: Qian Jiang
The cup is conceived for a broader group of clients. Designed for people with fully functional hands and also people with disfunctional hands. The open handle is created to enlarge the grip area. The inside of the cup is bowl-shaped which makes it easy to drink. The Braille dotted pattern isolate against heat as well as it gives a better grip around the cup.
Designer: Pamela Lindgren
Each cup holds three ounces of drink; perfectly sized for double shot of espresso/shot of sake/tajut of wine. Included with each cup are spare snaps and some epoxy, just like a nice shirt that comes with extra buttons and thread. Use the extra snaps to install your cup where you wish: to your bike, your desk, under a cabinet, or on the wall.
Designer: Angela Schwab
A porcelain teapot is put in its associated holding device where it can be swayed forward well, directed so that the tea can be easily poured into a cup without having to lift the teapot. Furthermore the holding device is able to boil up the liquid in the teapot and to keep it warm precisely on different temperatures.
Designer: Lotte Alpert
The Companion Martini builds upon the emotional bond between two people when sharing a well crafted martini. Whether in a large social setting or an intimate gathering of two, this glass requires people to get close and interact. The two stands rely on each other in much the same way friends do (a magnet is used to secure the two together). Drink up!
Designer: Chris Livaudais
The Bombay Sapphire Foundation has announced the launch of the world’s biggest international glass award, the Bombay Sapphire Prize 2008.
For the first time in its six-year history, the winner of the 20,000 Prize will be announced during the 2008 Salone del Mobile in Milan.
Source: Bombay Sapphire
Cutt is a cutlery made of 925 sterling silver. Geometrical correlating areas, accentuated through their folds describe the design of Cutt. Neither function nor ergonomic suitability for daily use are in the front. The design of Cutt focuses on the cultural development of european tableware in form and content. It squares up with the axiom of form follows function.
Designer: Thomas Feichtner
A satisfyingly substantial yet graceful curve of heavy lead crystal, Clarissa Bernings lens bowl is the essence of simple, functional beauty. Like the shifting patterns of milk in water, the fixed form of the crystal seems to dissolve upon examination. The character of the material and the techniques employed ensure that each of Bernings pieces is a unique variant of the prototype.
Designer: Claryssa Berning
Kosher salt– an additive-free salt with a flaky texture and a clean flavor– is typically kept in a large open vessel next to the cooktop, known as a salt cellar. A cook dips their fingers into the salt cellar and pinches a portion for use. This direct interaction with the salt is the impetus for the design of Pinch.
Designer: Craighton Berman
Topoware is a tableware collection that questions the landscape of dining. Taking inspiration from the recent popularity of geography as a media of communication (with Google maps ) and more specifically with topographic maps, which define heights of a landscape two dimensionally, Topoware in turn, “outlines” the dining experience.
Designer: Alexandra Deschamps & Karola Torkos