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Magisso’s Naturally Cooling Ceramics Collection Takes Home Top Prize at Housewares Show in Chicago

The Finnish home products maker Magisso has won Best Collection Design in the Global Innovation Awards at the International Home + Housewares Show, which wraps up tomorrow in Chicago. The company won for their Naturally Cooling Ceramics collection designed by Simon Steven. Naturally Cooling Ceramics was also a winner in the Fennia Prize 2014 design competition earlier this year. The beautiful collection, which includes a 1 liter carafe, wine cooler, champagne cooler, and ice bucket with integrated tongs, stays cool by simply soaking the pieces in cold water for a few minutes before filling it with food or drink. As an added bonus, you can also create your very own design or write a message on the side of the ceramics with chalk. I appreciate the simple but elegant forms of the pieces combined the low-tech way they stay cool. All images courtesy Magisso. 

Pantone Universe Housewares

Most of us could use a bit more color in our lives. Pantone Universe is a collection of housewares, apparel, and accessories decked out in the most popular colors from the world-renowned color authority. New to the line is a collection of kitchen gear, tabletop, and food storage produced by Copenhagen-based Plast Team A/S and Room Copenhagen. The cutting boards are like giant color chips (you can have fun picking a different color for each type of food prep), while the chunky hangers will add color to your wardrobe even if you only wear black. A great gift idea for artists, designers, teachers, and design students, the line will be available from leading kitchen supply, design, and department stores this winter.