14 Registry Finds for the Design-y Couple
Hug Salt And Pepper Shakers
Alberto Mantilla, 2002
Functional and charming, the two identically-formed porcelain characters appear to affectionately embrace.
Inside Out Champagne Glasses
Alissia Melka-Teichroew, 2004
These champagne glasses have a simple water glass-shaped exterior with iconic interior silhouettes that are revealed when filled. Made of durable mouth-blown borosilicate glass, which has an insulating effect.
Nest 9 Bowl Set
Bill Holding and Ben Cox, 2008
The ultimate kitchenware collection, this set includes a large non-slip mixing bowl, colander, sieve/strainer, small mixing bowl, and four measuring cups that nest for storage. Made of ABS plastic and nylon.
Index Chopping Boards
Damian Evans, 2007
These four color-coded polypropylene chopping boards are designed to avoid cross-contamination of various food types: red/raw meat, white/cooked foods, blue/fish, green/vegetables. The boards are stored in an ABS plastic horizontal filing unit with a non-slip rubber bottom.
Tools Design, 1999
The simple, contemporary holder has an inventive accordion-fold insert that holds and protects knives and is removable for easy cleaning. Angled for easy access, it stores up to 15 knives. Made of matte finish aluminum and plastic.
Alvar Aalto, 1936
The word aalto is Finnish for wave. In the 1930s Aalto captured the eternal wave in his classic series of vases. Represented in MoMA's design collection, these now-famous undulating vases are masterpieces of free-form modern design. Each lead-free crystal piece is mouth-blown into a mold and hand-polished.
George Nelson, 1948
One of the founders of American modernism, George Nelson is known as a creator of beautiful practical objects. This clock, with its iconic sculptural shape, is an authorized reproduction of the original mid-century design. It is made of wood and metal, and has been updated with a quartz movement.
Louis Ghost Chair
Philippe Starck, 2002
Starck fashioned a classic Louis XVI chair in transparent polycarbonate, giving new life to a well-known form. The Louis Ghost Chair is a daring example of a single-mold injection product for indoor and outdoor use. It has a strong, charismatic presence and great aesthetic appeal.
Sori Yanagi, 2002
Warm and organic, yet minimal and sophisticated, this flatware set and matching serving pieces represent the essence of Japanese design. Made of 18/8 stainless steel, they are dishwasher safe. Designer Sori Yanagi's work is represented in MoMA's design collection.
Fellina Sok-Cham, 2008
Winner of a student design contest, this espresso set includes a bamboo tray with six inset bamboo saucers, six porcelain cups, and six stainless-steel spoons that rest across the cups. It can also be used to serve appetizers and desserts.
Spilt Milk Bowl
Laura Strasser and Milia Seyppel, 2009
A perfect size for serving cereal, this flexible white silicone bowl has a playful design evoking splashed milk. Microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
The vivid geometric patterns on these double Old-Fashioned glass tumblers are based on the painting, ''Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow'' (1937-42), by this important Dutch artist.
La Stanza dello Scirocco Basket
Mario Trimarchi, 2009
The design for this sculptural bowl was influenced by Trimarchi's childhood memories of fierce Sicilian tornado winds and pieces of blowing paper suspended in mid-air. Made from laser-cut mirror-polished 18/10 stainless steel, it creates a dramatic play of light and shadow.
Expandable Fish Trivet
Donato D'Urbino, 2003
An expandable school of fish stylishly accommodates pots, bowls, and serving dishes of virtually any size and protects tables and countertops from heat and scratches.