Heller’s Latest Launches Elevate Everyday Dining

If it’s good enough for the Design Museum Brussels, it’s good enough for us. Reintroducing an archived design by Josh Owen, Heller is making it easy and convenient to sit, hold, and carry objects with a single furnishing – the SOS Stool. The versatile stool is already part of the permanent collections of several prestigious institutions including the Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Design Museum in Brussels, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, and the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. Blurring the boundaries of traditional furniture performance, the SOS Stool can function as a seat, a cup or wine glass holder, a hook, and a tray. Made from recycled post-consumer plastic, it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use in the colors Olive, Red, Bone, Black, and Tomato.

A ribbed green glass with a drink sits on the edge of a white table next to a bright red container

A person with long hair sits on a white stool wearing a white top and orange skirt. A green glass is placed on the stool next to them

A person sits on a green stool holding a glass of white wine. They are wearing a white cardigan, a red skirt, and black shoes

A black, cone-shaped side table holding a glass bottle with a cork stopper, a small square plant pot, several books, and two empty glasses on the side handles

A glass filled with water is placed on a curved hook attached to the side of a black stool

A green pedestal table holds a red ice bucket with a wine bottle and a glass filled with white wine

A set of white dinnerware including various plates, bowls, and lids arranged neatly on a white surface

Another reintroduced design is the Hellerware Max 1 Dinnerware Set in its original color and material. Designed by Massimo and Lella Vignelli, the Max 1 has garnered multiple awards, including the Compasso d’Oro, Italy’s most prestigious design award, since Heller first launched it in 1971. With its space-saving design and modern lines, it has become an iconic classic, recognized as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking designs of all time. The set includes six dinner plates, six salad plates, eight bowls, two lids, one serving bowl with lid, and a tray, ensuring you’ll never need another dining set.

white dinnerwares stacked on a white tray

white dinnerware set arranged neatly on black background

white dinnerwares stacked on a white tray

white dinnerware set arranged neatly on black background

red espresso cups stacked and arranged neatly

No meal is complete without a proper espresso, according to most Italians. Complementing the Max 1 set, the Max 2 Espresso Cups & Saucers are also being reintroduced to complete your existing dining wares. The cup’s concave handle connects to its wall forming a semi-circular space that provides a comfortable resting place for your thumb. As part of the Max collection, the set of six cups and saucers are stackable in an effort to save valuable space in your cupboards. Available in White, Yellow, and Red Orange, these must-have designs are a welcome addition to your growing Max collection.

white, yellow, and red espresso cups and saucers

red espresso cup with coffee in it on a red saucer

white, yellow, and red espresso cups and saucers stacked

yellow espresso cups stacked and arranged neatly

white espresso cups stacked and arranged neatly

To bring the SOS Stool, Hellerware Max 1 Dinnerware Set, and Max 2 Espresso & Saucer set to your own home, visit

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