The Tate Otama, which we can ascribe the simple translation of “stand-up ladel” to, is precisely that. The designer flattened the bottom, allowing for it to be easily stored, as well as easily accessible while in use. And yes, the inside remains rounded.
Maya Vinitsky’s Squeeze Cup, a combined juicer and cup, simplifies a two-step process—squeezing an orange and then transferring the contents into a glass—reinventing an everyday task in an unexpected way.
Exhibition: Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics,
Through September 13 at The Museum of Arts and Design
Made from Pyrex, candleholders in different sizes and colours allow for a variety of arrangements.
Candleholders, by Laurence Brabant
A minimalist wall-mounted CD player featuring speakers built into the player’s case with volume and playback controls mounted on top, and, of course, a pull-string power control. Muji’s unique CD player is simple, sleek and functional. Now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Formed in 2000 by brothers Granger and Robert Moorhead, New York-based architecture and design studio Moorhead & Moorhead has designed Modular Screen, a screen system comprised of a series CNC milled panels, designed to de-emphasize the individual panel when the pieces are assembled together.
Modular Screen by Moorhead & Moorhead, for lerival
Dunes is a set of modular, stackable screens inspired by the undulating sand dunes of the desert. Thick elastic cords weave surfaces within an inverse-triangulated steel frame. The result is a screen with rich colour gradients that act as a low-opacity colour filter, defining a semi-private space. They can be combined to form a continuous linear partition or used separately as spatial markers.
Dunes, by Out of Stock
A combination vase that is influenced from Kenzan pinholder – a traditional item from Japanese flower arranging.
Shaped like a wine decanter, Belle is actually a jewellery box made entirely of brass.
Belle, by Claesson Koivisto Rune, for Skultuna
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This rare teak bowl with teak feet is tiny, measuring 7.5cm High and 23.5cm wide, designed by Finn Juhl, a towering figure within Danish furniture design and the Danish Modern movement.