Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on April 2010

Courtesy of Moma Design Store

Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen are versatile chaps. When they aren’t lending chic interior design to luxury penthouses, they’re decking them out with products like this. The Chill Serving Platter incorporates a removable cooling pad that can be stashed in the freezer. Stick it under the porcelain plate before serving, and your sushi will stay cool even when the weather’s sweltering. We can see this coming in particularly handy the next time we have a picnic in hell.

Chill Serving Platter, ¥16,800. Available from Moma Design Store: 3F Gyre, 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5468-5801. Open daily 11am-8pm (closed on Gyre hols). Nearest stn: Meiji-Jingumae. www.momastore.jp