Name: Bagel Series
Designer: Oji Masanori
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Bagel is a minimalist design created by Japan-based designer Oji Masanori. The plate is designed to be versatile and functional. Convenient in outdoor or party settings, a user can hold both the plate and his/her drink simultaneously. It also comes in a variety of materials including maple, walnut, and cherry.
I don’t usually crossover my posts from Design Milk to Leibal, but I’m in love with the design and functionality of Bagel. I’ve seen a few designs of the plate and cup combo, but this is now one of my favorites. Bagel Plates need to become ubiquitous at events and parties that serve food and drink. It’s always an awkward struggle to maintain any level of cool while juggling around drinks and plates and trying to talk to someone all at the same time. The plates cost ¥5,000, which is roughly $62 USD.