Where art intersects with engineering. Where technology informs style. A hub of innovation, where buyers discover trends and industry connects to do business. Featuring more than 2,100 exhibitors, The Chicago International Home+Housewares show 2016 launched thousands of extraordinary new products again this year. Whet your appetite with Part l and tune in next week for more.
Z’Scoop searched the show for a selection of the finest, to bring our readers the “Discover Design Expo” highlights featuring some of the world’s finest design and trend leaders offering high-end products and collections. Nearly 200 well-known global brands made this year’s show outstanding. Returning exhibitors in 2016 included Alessi, Joseph Joseph, Charles Viancin, Nambe, Eva Solo and Koziol. This is where we found just a few of our favorites:
Alessi: Ribbon Bottle Rack
Designed in collaboration with the UN Studio of super-talented Ben van Berkel, this technologically sophisticated concept transforms steel into a twisting sculptural form, a beautiful and useful wine rack. Holding six bottles, the Ribbon Bottle Rack comes in two versions: mirror-polished steel and Super Black.
Maximizing the pleasurable experience of wine drinking, a beautifully flared crystal glass base increases surface-to-air ratio and gently decants wine in the glass, while the conical shape drives aromas and flavors upward. Napa entrepreneur Tempe Reichardt made her reputation distributing fine Napa and Sonoma wines, and is now rapidly carving out another success story with crystal. The revolutionary universal “one for all” perfectly engineered wine glass has sommeliers, winery owners and 3 star Michelin Restaurants gushing and giving them as gifts.
After a side-by-side tasting of the same wine in three different glasses: Libbey, Riedel and the Gabriel-Glas: the difference was astounding. The superior performance of Gabriel-Glas over Riedel was truly surprising.” according to Keith R, Wine Specialist, at the popular Bay Area BevMo Wine and Beverage Store.
Stagg Pour-Over Kettle
Extraction of coffee’s richest, pour-over flavors becomes easy and elegant with this kettle. Stagg’s beautiful design kicks the coffee brewing experience up a notch with flawless functionality, the counterbalanced handle and spout are engineered for a perfectly balanced pour, and temperature control with the brew-range thermometer assures perfection.
Strain, mix and serve in seconds. Drain pasta straight into the Collandish. Then with a little downward pressure, the pop-up silicone base flips up to transform it into a design object. Just add finishing sauce and serve in style.
Intoconcrete Corvi Wine Coolers
A global team of artisans employs 3D printing, state-of-the-art concrete molding and casting methods, and proprietary formulas to create lightweight, high-performance designs that elegantly unite style and substance and are destined to become modern classics. We love the collectible, modular, stackable wine coolers in different colors.
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