The plastic version of design firm Magisso Ltd.'s award-winning cake server made its debut at the International Home + Housewares Show, held March 14-16 in Chicago.
The uniquely shaped cake server was designed by Maria KivijÃ¤rvi, a student from Finland. Magisso is based in Helsinki.
The original version, made of mirrored stainless steel, recently won the 2010 international reddot design award from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany.
The polycarbonate version, which comes in a colorful set of four, is made in Ningbo, China, according to Jean-Luc Bouchard, vice president of sales and marketing of Urban Butik, the exclusive marketer and distributor.
The colors are white, black, lime and purple.
Bouchard said the new material works well compared with stainless steel. It has less friction, lighter weight and more colors.
The cake server's edges work as blades to cut the cake. Then, a user can lift the cake by lightly squeezing the handle and release it by letting go of the pressure.
Bouchard said the company tested Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan-brand copolyester, but the material was not firm enough to function as well as PC in this particular product.
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