Wrapping up our whirlwind, three-day tour of the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show, we loved seeing less packaging and more stackable, squashable and sustainable goods. A brief history of the AMAC plastic box reminded us of the beauty in this ubiquitous object. We talked to an Iron Chef, fell back in love with ceramics, discovered non-magnetic "magnets", and found more and more reasons to drink water from the tap.
+ Welcome to the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show
+ alex Bottle's Mix and Match System for Easy Cleaning
+ AMAC's Plastic Box, beloved by Warhol, collected by MoMA
+ Born in Sweden and the Gravity-fed Watering Can
+ Bodum Brings Back the Cone-Shaped Grill
+ Casabella x Keith Haring
+ Cat Cora, Iron Chef and mom, for Starfrit
+ Chicago Metallic's Winged Cookie Sheet
+ Fusionbrands CitrusPods
+ iSi's Twist 'n' Sparkle
+ Jasper and Black's Non-Magnetic "Magnets"
+ Joseph Joseph Pie Chart Timer
+ Kikkerland Loves Designers
+ Kor Water now in Stainless Steel or with a push-button cap!
+ Italy's LegnoArt, Wood Housewares
+ Loveramics, Design-Focused Ceramics
+ Museum of Robots, inspired by Sci-Fi
+ Pacific Cornetta's Cardboard Booth
+ Replenish, Cleaning from Concentrate
+ Slice's U-Shaped Box Cutter
+ Student Design Competition Winners
+ Zebag, portable wine case!
+ Oddities like the Towelagator, Urine Off and Really Useful Box!
See our complete coverage archived here!