Earlier today, HAY design launched their exclusive Kitchen Market at the MoMA Design Store SoHo. We were overwhelmed and excited by the 250—yes, 250—piece collection designed by Mette Hay with items selected by Danish chef and restaurateur, Frederik Bille Brahe. The collection merges classic kitchen necessities with modern design, throwing in a few lovable oddities along the way. Whether purchased as a gift for friends, family or yourself, here are a few items we recommend. However, small home and apartment dwellers heed warning: form over organization potential is a major theme here.
Silicon treasures in the collection include the heat-resistant Rhom Trivet and a generously portioned ice cube tray.
Tow of the more decorative sub-collections are the cutting board family and the coffee family. We’re envisioning these color-coded boards stacked nicely on a shelf or hung on a wall for easy grabbing, and the coffee line is aesthetically pleasing enough to leave out on display.
Simple, clean cutlery at a price point of around $29 for a set of five.
Cups and accompanying plates in the collection feature materials ranging from paper-thin porcelain to elegant glass. We especially enjoy the playfulness of the porcelain family—those are some “paper” plates you wouldn’t want to drop.
Three varieties of bottle openers add a nice functional touch. The latter image shows the German Bottle Opener, a more classic design that helps ground the collection.
I’m vehemently against single use kitchen products (garlic peelers, salad spinners, etc.), however if you’re going to get one in this collection, let it be the Italian Hamburger Press. Go big or go home.
These salt and pepper grinders are straightforward and are subtle displayed on a table.
And finally, a system designed for bringing food on picnics. However, I see it being used as a space-saving way to transport food during car journeys (as long as the sides are secure enough when the containers are full).
I admittedly had to leave the event before making some poor monetary and spatial decisions. If you’re ready to expose yourself to some tough decision making, head on over to the MoMa Design Store in SoHo.