Rudolfo Dordoni’s Ice Bucket Automatically Separates The Ice From Their Melted Companions


Ice buckets are a party necessity, letting folks keep a stash of ice on the table, to ensure they don’t take a single warm sip of their chosen libations. A few minutes in, though, and that same bucket usually ends up holding a pool of water, melting whatever ice remains faster than they would have on their own. This cleverly-designed Ice Bucket is designed to maximize the length of time your ice stays in their hard, frozen form.

Fashioned by Rudolfo Dordoni, it’s an ice bucket that separates the ice from their dissolved counterparts, ensuring the water doesn’t hasten the rest of your supply’s eventual defrosting. Less trips to refill the bucket from the Cube Tubes in the freezer means more time drinking and enjoying the night away, leading to more alcohol consumed, a happier party, and a worse headache come morning. Yes, I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

Dordoni’s Ice Bucket comes with a bulbous figure inside, which keeps the ice in the upper half of the container, while leaving the bottom empty for any water to drip into. Not only does it slow down the melting process, it also makes it easier to grab ice, since you don’t have to wade through a pool of water to pluck out any remaining cubes. Made from borosilicate glass, the container is fully transparent, so the darn thing actually looks like a lamp that consists of a glass jar with a light bulb inside. Dimensions are 6.9 x 7.9 inches (diameter x height).

Available from the MOMA Store, Rudolfo Dordoni’s Ice Bucket is priced at $89.

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2 Responses

  1. William

    This is a really awesome, creative device. I think it’s a little high on the price-end, but then again individuals whom regularly party or do so enough to invest in a device like this, more than likely can afford the price-tag for it as well. Besides, this looks pretty well built. I like this concept a lot, especially because melted ice often tastes really nasty, and can otherwise ‘ruin’ a drink if too excessive in content. I personally have sensitive teeth, so I don’t use ice very much, and actually prefer it to melt. I think for others this is especially cool, and wonder if there is a drainage hole on the bottom to let the water flow out, so that when it fills full of melted ice but still has some left, that it doesn’t start shifting upward–and in turn still melting fellow ice, which, in principal, was the entire idea to be avoided with this product in the first place.

  2. Ann Marie

    this is so smart! would definitely love to have one of these for when friends and family are over. does it come in any other colors? it seems a little expensive really, but looks like it was made well. reminds me of something you’d see in Ikea! i like the idea, but am also wondering design wise, if this is something that could be made on your own, my husbands pretty handy!


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