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.