Dutch designer Margriet Foolen was inspired by two traditional cooking methods when she came up with this slow cooker design for Royal VKB. The Moroccan tagine and the Dutch stewing pot have been merged into a good-looking piece of kitchenware that is at once traditional and contemporary.

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A real touch of brilliance, and one of the things that must have tipped the judges’ decision to award this design a Design Plus Award as well as the Red Dot award, is that the terracotta bowl and lid can be used either way up. So the bowl can be a serving dish for 2-3 diners, while the white glazed “lid” can double as a single-serving plate, and silicone rings at the base of each dish means it can go straight from the oven to the table.

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Via Kim Vallee