Innovative tableware designs that turn eating into an experience

Spoons, forks, dishes… these are some classic designs that have remained standard ever since their invention. Or so we thought until we came across these innovative tableware designs! Beautifully muted wooden plates with textures that bring them to life, floating cutlery that is visually unique as well as excels in functionality by keeping your cutlery clean and germ-free, these are just some of the designs that when used, are sure to set your table apart to an extent where your cutlery ends up being the focus over the food!

Flyde floating cutlery by Felix Marx

Strawtini Martini glass by Udarely 

Stackable Totem bowls by Isabella Lovero & Enrico Bossa

‘Lifetime Partner’ mug by Johnson Tsang

Blues, handmade ceramic plates by Hana Karim 

This Minimal, skeletal cutlery design by Nendo for Valerie Objects comes with an eye-catching scoop detail that helps rest/dock your spoons, forks, and knives easily on a rack, or even against other cutlery

The Moment series wherein the inner shape gives a sense of movement, inviting you to pour and savor the sound and smell in this activity by Jenkins & Uhnger

Wooden Serving Tableware by Luke Hope of Hope in the woods

Touché Tray by Martina Bartoli for Mason Editions 

The One-Piece Knife by Johanna Gauder

The Four Seasons Shakers by Qualy Design

Swivel 5 tableware by Yamazaki Tableware 

The Porthole Infuser by Martin Kastner of Crucial Detail 

JOIN, a mind-bending cutlery that will leave your guests confused and frustrated, as they witness you ‘magically’ free their cutlery before their very eyes, by Rudolph Schelling Webermann 

Coffee Composer lets you build your coffee by stacking “ingredient tokens”

Almost like a Minecraft-esque representation of your coffee cup, Coffee Composer has a unique way of letting you build your cup of coffee. The Coffee Composer is a coffee maker with a twist. Rather than following the mundane process of tapping away at a touchscreen to build your cup of coffee, fumbling with the janky UI, Coffee Composer has a unique, foolproof way of letting you ‘compose’ your cuppa.

The Coffee Composer comes with practically no interface. It does, however, come with a collection of ingredient tokens, ranging from different types of milk, to sugar, coffee, and even foam. Just layer the tokens one above the other to create your unique coffee composition (the color-coded tokens even end up visually representing your coffee cup). Place the tokens on the Coffee Composer, and an empty cup underneath and you’re ready to go. Each individual token is, in fact, an NFC tag that is read by the coffee machine. The machine reads the tokens one by one, dispensing ingredients one after another into your cup. You can play with the quantity of tokens based on your tastes (two sugar tokens for extra sugar, three milk tokens for three pumps of milk, a mixture of tokens for half-and-half), and top off everything with the foam token to add a layer of froth to your deliciously bespoke beverage. A single display on the machine shows you the price of your cup, and a corresponding card-zone lets you tap to make a payment. How elegant!

Designers: Xinyue Yang & Antonia Nandori

A foldable pour-over coffee brewer that’s thin enough to fit in your wallet

Meet Pourigami, the world’s smallest coffee-brewer. Designed to be an incredibly creative way to brew coffee no matter where you go, the Pourigami occupies the same amount of space as three credit cards piled one upon the other. Comprising three interlocking metal plates, the Pourigami transforms into a pour-over brewer that can sit on top of your cup, neatly nestling a conical coffee filter in its negative space.

Created by a bunch of people who absolutely loved brewing and consuming cups of coffee, the Pourigami was envisioned as a great way to carry your coffee-brewer with you. Big enough to brew one cup of coffee at a time, small enough to slip into your wallet when you’re done, and light enough to take practically anywhere, Pourigami is made of three uniquely shaped stainless-steel cards that measure just 2.4mm when stacked together. Open them out and dock them within each other and you’ve got yourself a pour-over coffee maker that rests on any cup, and can be used with any #2 size coffee filter. The Pourigami’s triangular shape makes it stable, and the stainless steel build is the perfect choice for its reliability food-grade nature and rustproof-ness.

Measuring at 5.1 inches x 2.5 inches, the Pourigami is a tad bit larger than your credit card, and was designed to fit right into your pocket. Designed to be carried everywhere, the Pourigami is for people who want to be able to get their coffee fix anywhere on the planet… because you’re less likely to find a Starbucks on an outdoor trail, and instant coffee is, well, it isn’t real coffee.

Designer: MiiR

Two minutes is all it takes for this jug to turn hot coffee into an icy-cold beverage

While this beverage-jug can’t really do the whole water-to-wine thing, it’s pretty darn miraculous anyway. Meet the Coldwave. It claims that it can, without any electricity, turn any room-temperature beverage cold in as little as 30 seconds… and can chill down boiling hot coffee in just under 2 minutes.

The Coldwave Beverage Chiller comes in two parts. A jug/pitcher to hold the beverage needed to be chilled, and a specialized lid that holds water. The lid’s unique design doesn’t sit above the jug, but rather inserts itself into the jug, immersing itself within the beverage. Store the lid in a freezer for a few hours and the water it holds turns to ice. Place the lid into the jar, and the ice instantly cools the beverage, without ever making contact with it. The lid’s design maximizes beverage-to-ice contact by increasing surface area, and allows you to cool your drink without diluting it.

The lid works much like those metallic or stone beverage-chillers, but uses a number of HDPE tubes (with ice inside) to instantly cool your beverage. Since the lid immerses itself into the jug, the Tritan-polymer jug comes with a maximum-filling line etched into it, so that your drink doesn’t overflow when the lid inserts itself in. The Coldwave Beverage Chiller can cool down as many as 2 hot beverages, or 6 room temperature beverages in a single freeze cycle, and can do so in a matter of seconds, without diluting your drinks. Now that’s a summertime miracle, if I’ve ever seen one!

Designer: Coldwave

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Spärkel will instantly infuse and carbonate your home-brews without a CO2 tank

Practically perfect for the summers, this is the Spärkel, a tabletop beverage carbonator that doesn’t use a heavy, cluncky CO2 tank. The Spärkel is small, handy, and comes with its own reusable plastic bottle. The Spärkel can carbonate any beverage, from water to a sangria in minutes just with the press of a button. It relies on an effervescent pre-mix of citric acid and sodium bicarbonate granules, called the Carbonator. Pour the Carbonator into the Spärkel and it releases CO2 that gets pumped directly into Spärkel’s bottle, turning regular beverages into sparkling drinks and spritzers.

The convenience of the Spärkel lies in its compactness and the fact it doesn’t need any additional accessories, bottles or CO2 tanks. Occupying enough space as a blender on your kitchen countertop, the Spärkel operates within its small footprint, and doesn’t even need you to buy and store CO2 tanks for use. Bringing simplicity to the carbonation process, Spärkel allows you to choose exactly how fizzy you want your beverages too, allowing you to choose from 5 settings going from subtle bubbliness to full fizz.

Paired with a bespoke bottle that comes with a high wall thickness, making it perfect for carbonating inside, the Spärkel saves you the trouble of buying bottled sparkling water or canned fizzy drinks by bringing that technology into your own home. The Spärkel can be used practically on any beverage (chilled beverages carbonate better than room-temperature ones), from water and tea, to even wine and cocktails. You can even step up your hydration game by infusing fresh fruits into your drinking water to give them much more depth and flavor.

Occupying just about the same space as a coffee-maker, the Spärkel turns drinks into refreshments. With a press of a button and the lowering of a lever, it instantly uplifts any drink in just 90 seconds, getting you to drink more fluids, feel more energetic and refreshed, while keeping harmful single-use bottles and cans out of our consumption and waste cycle.

Designers: Mick Matsumoto and Randy Yang at Inertia, Roy Sawyer of Spärkel

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Spärkel: The Sparkle-Everything Beverage Maker

Sparkle any liquids and infuse real ingredients into your drinks. No CO2 tank. No artificial syrups.

Press of a Button

Make your favorite drinks sparkle at the touch of a button! For the first time ever, you can carbonate any liquid and infuse drinks with real ingredients directly in the bottle. Get better tasting drinks.

Whether you’re using wine, fruits, water or alcoholic products, each Spärkel Carbonator perfectly customizes one bottle, ensuring a perfect (and delicious!) experience every time without dilution.

No CO2 Tanks, Just Bubbles

Spärkel carbonators are a special granulation of citric acid and sodium bicarbonate. Each generates CO2 gas when placed in a sealed chamber within the appliance.

Each Carbonator is pre-made and measured for exactly one use to ensure every drink is carbonated perfectly. That’s our Spärkel guarantee.

Refills Are Just One Click Away

No more in-store replacements or exchange programs when your tank is empty. Carbonator refills are just on click away whenever you’re ready.

Below Image: How Does Spärkel Make Perfectly Bubbly Drinks?

Once the cycle is done, the carbonator residue is released into the drawer for easy sink disposal when full. Add another carbonator and your Spärkel is ready to infuse a new combination of ingredients right away!

All you have to do, is push that one little button….

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The Mini Tea Set is a combination of culture and compact design

Quite wonderfully balancing the need to remain traditional and authentic as well as be modern and space-saving, the Mini Tea Set from Pertouch fits a tea brewing set into its small form factor, with quaint, authentic vessels that allow you to brew tea in keeping with oriental culture and norms. The casing comes with 2 kettles and 4 sipping glasses stacked-on/nestled-within one another in a shock-proof case that carries them snugly, protecting them from breakage. The case comes with a decorative lid that serves as a tray too, allowing you to brew, present, and serve your tea with flair.

Its design also comes backed by a great deal of design thinking. The kettles come without any handles (that would otherwise occupy space) and instead opt for a dual-walled construction near where your fingers would grip it, for effective insulation and heat-prevention. The cups and kettles are all made from ceramic, while the tray is made from ABS, giving it impact-resistance and resistance to high temperatures. Moreover, the ridges on it, aside from providing a calming effect of resembling ripples, act as drainage outlets for any water/tea that may accidentally spill on the tray. The design details are tied together wonderfully with cultural sensitivity, to create a tea set that looks authentic, but is, in fact, incredibly well designed!

The T1 Mini Tea Set is a winner of the Design Intelligence Awards for the year 2018.

Designer: Pertouch

Coca-Cola’s newest drinks come packaged in the company’s historic 1894 bottle

They say the soft-drink brand’s success didn’t begin until their adoption of the famous hourglass bottle and the iconic red and white cursive logo, but this bottle right here represent’s Coca-Cola’s humble beginnings. In a way, this is a long-overdue throwback that spans over a century of good times with the cola-based carbonated beverage. Its latest release? a series of cocktail mixers packaged in Coca-Cola’s first ever bottle design, a combination of the past and the future, in one glorious bottle!

Referred to as the Hutchinson bottle (designed way back in 1894), the straight-sided bottle with a bulbous neck is now being reissued as the packaging for Coca-Cola’s series of mixers. The bottle design possesses an aesthetic that complements its bar-friendly category, making it the perfect choice. Available in four distinct flavor profiles, Woody, Spicy, Herbal, and Smoky, and designed to be used with dark spirits like whisky and dark rum, the bottles come with a white label and a taped cap, quite a deviation from the soft-drink’s otherwise red-heavy design, but more of a hat-tip to the drink’s association with mixology. We can’t wait to see more of these bottles (and probably taste the mixers too)… you know, for strictly design-appreciation purposes!

Designer: Coca-Cola

This hip flask design is reinventing the classics

Hear the word hip-flask and you immediately picture a curved, rectangular metal container with a lid. The hip-flask’s design is surely archetypal, and most would say that it isn’t a design to be reinvented or toyed with, but that’s not how the design industry works. Deciding that it’s time to give the trusty old hipflask a functional and aesthetic facelift, Alasdair MacLaine created the 100ml Hip by Wingback, a novel-looking flask that opts for a more secure, machined-to-perfection cylindrical design. The redesigned flask – designed and manufactured in the UK – brings new features to the table. It sports a wider neck that’s easier to fill liquids into, as compared to the thin-mouthed generic hipflasks. It also makes the Wingback easier to clean, thanks to its cylindrical build.

Its wide cylinder design is the perfect combination of function and portability. It’s aptly sized to comfortably sip from or fill into, and the perfect width to carry around too… whether in your hand, or your pocket. The 316 Stainless Steel construction gives it its strength, and its CNC milled design means that the Wingback has a higher wall thickness than those flimsy sheet-metal flasks, and comes made out of a single billet of steel, rather than being soldered and welded like most flasks. Its design is the result of a fine set of processes and materials, and they in turn result in a product that looks unique, feels reliable, lasts longer, and is absolutely a class above the rest.

The hipflask comes crafted from aerospace grade stainless steel, and was built with the purpose of being a healthier, food-grade alternative to your granddad’s silver or pewter flasks (which often contained traces of lead), and was made to hold its shape and last longer. Unlike regular broad hipflask designs that can’t be cleaned, Wingback even built a removable base into its cylindrical design, giving you the ability to clean inside and out, keeping your hipflask as good as new (because the last thing you want is for your alcohol to mix with traces from the previous batch.) For personalization, Wingback even offers custom laser engraving on the base of every flask, making it an ideal keepsake for yourself, or a gift for someone special.

“Our aim is to create iconic designs that will last as long as you do,” says designer and Wingback founder Alasdair MacLaine. “And we believe good design includes minimizing the impact our products have on the environment. We source the highest quality materials from trusted local suppliers in the UK and Europe and all our packaging is 100% recyclable.”

Weighing a mere 180g, the Wingback has a capacity of 100ml, and boasts of a design that helps reinvent the century-old pocketable-flask design. Oh, and it even packs a bottle opener on its base to keep the good times rolling!!

Designer: Alasdair MacLaine of Wingback

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The 100ml Hip is the reinvention of the traditional hip flask. This 100ml / 3.4 fl.oz. cylindrical stainless steel flask celebrates its contents in a more user-friendly, less leaky, easier to clean, more durable way.

At a 100ml capacity, it’s the ultimate travel companion, designed to serve you on any journey as well it does at home.

Manufactured to aerospace standards in the UK, from food grade 316 Stainless Steel, sourced from Europe, that will not alter the flavor of its contents.

Include personalized message of up to 50 characters. Non-personalized flasks will read “For your journey”.

A large lid and removable base makes filling and pouring mess-free, and every nook and cranny can be easily cleaned.

The lip detail has been designed to give the perfect pour. Whether for a drip to taste or to pour a decent measure, you won’t get any spillage.

Includes a lip detail on the base of the flask that serves as a handy bottle opener.

Unbroken cylindrical design to eliminate risk of leakage and seam splitting.

Hermetically sealed with a silicone washer and a bespoke dual contact seal to eliminate leaks.

Click Here To Buy Now: $104 $157 (33% off). Hurry, less than 48 hours left!

Wingback’s hip-flask explores a radically different pocketable form

Hear the word hip-flask and you immediately picture a curved, rectangular metal container with a lid. The hip-flask’s design is surely archetypal, and most would say that it isn’t a design to be reinvented or toyed with, but that’s not how the design industry works. Deciding that it’s time to give the trusty old hipflask a functional and aesthetic facelift, Alasdair MacLaine created the 100ml Hip by Wingback, a novel-looking flask that opts for a more secure, machined-to-perfection cylindrical design. The redesigned flask – designed and manufactured in the UK – brings new features to the table. It sports a wider neck that’s easier to fill liquids into, as compared to the thin-mouthed generic hipflasks. It also makes the Wingback easier to clean, thanks to its cylindrical build.

Its wide cylinder design is the perfect combination of function and portability. It’s aptly sized to comfortably sip from or fill into, and the perfect width to carry around too… whether in your hand, or your pocket. The 316 Stainless Steel construction gives it its strength, and its CNC milled design means that the Wingback has a higher wall thickness than those flimsy sheet-metal flasks, and comes made out of a single billet of steel, rather than being soldered and welded like most flasks. Its design is the result of a fine set of processes and materials, and they in turn result in a product that looks unique, feels reliable, lasts longer, and is absolutely a class above the rest.

The hipflask comes crafted from aerospace grade stainless steel, and was built with the purpose of being a healthier, food-grade alternative to your granddad’s silver or pewter flasks (which often contained traces of lead), and was made to hold its shape and last longer. Unlike regular broad hipflask designs that can’t be cleaned, Wingback even built a removable base into its cylindrical design, giving you the ability to clean inside and out, keeping your hipflask as good as new (because the last thing you want is for your alcohol to mix with traces from the previous batch.) For personalization, Wingback even offers custom laser engraving on the base of every flask, making it an ideal keepsake for yourself, or a gift for someone special.

“Our aim is to create iconic designs that will last as long as you do,” says designer and Wingback founder Alasdair MacLaine. “And we believe good design includes minimizing the impact our products have on the environment. We source the highest quality materials from trusted local suppliers in the UK and Europe and all our packaging is 100% recyclable.”

Weighing a mere 180g, the Wingback has a capacity of 100ml, and boasts of a design that helps reinvent the century-old pocketable-flask design. Oh, and it even packs a bottle opener on its base to keep the good times rolling!!

Designer: Alasdair MacLaine of Wingback

Click Here To Buy Now: $92 $157 (42% off). Hurry, Early Bird Offer Ends in 48 Hours!

The 100ml Hip is the reinvention of the traditional hip flask. This 100ml / 3.4 fl.oz. cylindrical stainless steel flask celebrates its contents in a more user-friendly, less leaky, easier to clean, more durable way.

At a 100ml capacity, it’s the ultimate travel companion, designed to serve you on any journey as well it does at home.

Manufactured to aerospace standards in the UK, from food grade 316 Stainless Steel, sourced from Europe, that will not alter the flavor of its contents.

Include personalized message of up to 50 characters. Non-personalized flasks will read “For your journey”.

A large lid and removable base makes filling and pouring mess-free, and every nook and cranny can be easily cleaned.

The lip detail has been designed to give the perfect pour. Whether for a drip to taste or to pour a decent measure, you won’t get any spillage.

Includes a lip detail on the base of the flask that serves as a handy bottle opener.

Unbroken cylindrical design to eliminate risk of leakage and seam splitting.

Hermetically sealed with a silicone washer and a bespoke dual contact seal to eliminate leaks.

Click Here To Buy Now: $92 $157 (42% off). Hurry, Early Bird Offer Ends in 48 Hours!

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

Twisting is a pretty common interaction that we’ve sort of taken for granted. You can use it for any sort of secure tightening (or loosening) action, or even for compression and expansion, especially given that it requires much lesser effort… take the car-jack for instance.

The twisting action is a fun and functional one, and it found its way into this Joseph Joseph Lemon Juicer, and consequently into the Twist Press, a hand-operated espresso maker that can rival a state-of-the-art, expensive, espresso machine. The Twist uses a container with a helical guide, and a plunger that twists downwards, forcing the liquid through the coffee powder. It creates a high-pressure that’s effortless and powerful enough to churn out a thick coffee concentrate that you most definitely wouldn’t get with a french-press or a pour-over.

80% of the fun is in operating the Twist (the remaining 20% is in drinking your coffee, duh!) With the simple, effortless interaction that is a whole lot easier than applying vertical pressure (as you probably would with an aeropress), the Twist allows you to brew the coffee you desire. Just by regulating the amount of water and the brew time, you can make yourself anything from an intense, thick shot of espresso, to a tall, irresistible glass of black coffee. With just three cylindrical parts that can easily be rinsed under running water or placed in a dishwasher, maintaining the Twist is as simple as operating it is… Be careful though, you may find yourself making too many cups of coffee!

Designer: Barista & Co.

Coffee GIF | The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing