WMF Zaha - the Vision of Cutlery by Zaha Hadid

WMF Zaha – the Vision of Cutlery by Zaha Hadid

WMF is the largest European cutlery manufacturer and in addition one of the most prominent brands worldwide. As a leader of the market and of innovation they feel compelled to explore the theme of cutlery actively and also to identify visions.

0 Designer: Zaha Hadid [ Product Page ] [ Via: Luxist ]

Rosenthal A la Carte Origami Set by Robin Platt

Rosenthal A la Carte Origami Set by Robin Platt

A la Carte means a free choice from a varied offering. An innovative concept that corresponds to modern tabletop culture is hidden behind this expression for the Rosenthal studio-line: Namely, the ability to combine different set elements for an attractive tabletop setting. Six new organically formed porcelain services each comprise three sculpture-like sets that assume the functions of bowls and plates.

0 Designer: Robin Platt

Muji Non-directional Coffee Maker by Kazushige Miyake

Muji Non-directional Coffee Maker by Kazushige Miyake

The Muji Coffee Maker’s starting point is its landscape of use. Its form is a perfect cylinder, making the product non-directional something that has not been done previously. This allows it to sit well in a corner of a kitchen or equally in the center of a table, and was achieved by technically by ‘wrapping’ the water reservoir around the filter. The coffee pot is made of vacuum stainless steel.

0 Designer: Kazushige Miyake [ Muji Online Store ]

Duality Martini Cocktail Glass by Sprout Concept

Duality Martini Cocktail Glass by Sprout Concept

Inspired by the tall slender look of a cocktail dress, the Duality martini glass retains its simplicity of form through its smooth feminine curves. The base widens to mimic the top, and includes side slits which gently peel open to reveal the central stem. The central stem is drawn from a blue tinted glass to add depth and extra dimension to the glass’s appearance.

0 Designer: Sprout Concept (Maya Fidler & Michaell Bakalars)

Cozy-T Teapots by Ismael Basso

Cozy-T Teapots by Ismael Basso

The Cozy-T teapot caters to the new generation of tea drinkers. To activate the users senses and emotions the Cozy-T utilizes a design language of layered biological surfaces that wrap, stretch and break, transforming it into an intriguing take on the classic teapot cozy.

0 Designer: Ismael Basso

Shintory - Disappearing Ice Bowl by Daniel Hunziker

Shintory – Disappearing Ice Bowl by Daniel Hunziker

The idea is everlasting, the product is literally volatile. The usage of the product is very simple and straight forward. The only thing you will need is a little bit of patience. Fruits, desserts and salads will be presented as bowls of ice. And this is how it works: put two bowls of different diameter into one another, fill the gap in between the bowls with water, fix with tape and place in the freezer.

0 Designer: Daniel Hunziker

Lux Dinnerware by Philippe Starck

Lux Dinnerware by Philippe Starck

Lux collection consists of a complete selection of plastic glassware, cutlery, and dinnerware for entertaining or everyday use. Very durable, the collection is available in a number of colors. The most notable aspect of the design is a horn-like projection from the plates that secures bowls and cups. This allows free movement at parties or for an everyday meal in front of the TV. a black saucer combined with a long stemmed champagne is perfect for the more formal affair.

0 Designer: Philippe Starck

Invited Home - Set for a Family Dinner by Kajsa Oberg

Invited Home – Set for a Family Dinner by Kajsa Oberg

Can’t remember if the fork goes on the right or the left Never have a place to keep the potatoes Kajsa Oberg has created a table, called Invited Home, that solves all of your problems by providing only enough space for what is supposed to go in each place. It’s a comment on the nuclear family as the norm or ideal, as four places have been set for a family dinner of stew and potatoes, with salad, drinks, salt and pepper.

0 Designer: Kajsa Oberg [ Via: CribCandy ]

Urbana - 355 Gram Picnic Set by Wolf Udo Wagner

Urbana – 355 Gram Picnic Set by Wolf Udo Wagner

Urbana, the Latin word for city-stuff, is a collection of products developed for easy urban travelling. During the design-process we have focused on creating functional and light-weight products in order to help you focus on your business, sightseeing or cultural pleasures. Future adventures with these indispensable darlings will not only keep you fresh, it will also support the planes, cars and ships in their emission-combat for a better planet. Enjoy!

0 Designer: Wolf Udo Wagner [ Product Page ] [ Via: Josh Spear ]

Royal VKB Pan Becomes a Strainer by Jan Hoekstra

Royal VKB Pan Becomes a Strainer by Jan Hoekstra

Royal VKB just keeps coming up with simple and ingenious ways of improving kitchenware. Its latest revelation, courtesy of Jan Hoekstra, is a series of pots of pans that have all the practical requirements of cookware: high-grade stainless steel, dishwasher safe, hearty, robust design. However it is the small details that set this series apart. A small lip at the edge of each pot means it’s not only safe and easy to pour but with a twist of the lid the pan becomes a strainer.

0 Designer: Jan Hoekstra [ Product Page ]

Olive Tasting Martini Glass by Eddie Chan

Olive Tasting Martini Glass by Eddie Chan

With the olive placed in the glass (pimento face up) prior to pouring the drink, the martini is kept in the upper half of the glass. When the customer drinks their martini, the drink is able to flow through that same hole while capturing the flavors of the olive (or whatever fruit or vegetable that is wedged in that midsection). While the flowing of the drink to the bottom half of the hour glass is symbolic of the passage of time, the backwards flow when the person drinks from the glass negates the former.

0 Designer: Eddie Chan

Liquid Skin - Drinking from a Fountain With Bare Hands by Barbara Ambrosz & Karin Stiglmair

Liquid Skin – Drinking from a Fountain With Bare Hands by Barbara Ambrosz & Karin Stiglmair

The concept of Liquid Skin is based on elementary human gestures of drinking from a fountain with bare hands. The glass functions as a thin layer between one’s hands and liquids. It creates awareness and leads the way to new rituals of drinking. There are two possibilities of positioning the cup on the table – upright or top down. Accordingly it can serve as an everyday design product or a scuplture.

0 Designer: Barbara Ambrosz & Karin Stiglmair [ Via: Designer's Block ]

Alessi Chin Family With the National Palace Museum of Taiwan by Giovannoni & Takeda

Alessi Chin Family With the National Palace Museum of Taiwan by Giovannoni & Takeda

The collaboration between Alessi and the NPM of Taiwan grew out of the museum’s wish to open itself yet further to the international scene, and to encourage greater awareness of Chinese history and culture in the West. We asked Stefano Giovannoni to imagine and design a sort of mascot for the new Museum of the 21st Century.

0 Designer: Stefano Giovannoni with Rumiko Takeda [ Product Page ]