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MoMA Design Store Resurrects Hellerware Rainbow Dinnerware

After John Edelman bought Heller last year, the company announced plans to bring back the iconic 1960s stackable Hellerware in white. The Vignelli-designed melamine dinnerware was originally manufactured in Italy in 1964, and then later in the United States by Alan Heller. Currently, the white Hellerware collection is available for pre-order on Heller’s site. The Hellerware rainbow colorway, however, has been in and out of production since the early aughts, but now the MoMA Design Store is bringing the legendary collection back in six vibrant colors. Starting today, they’re available in 6-piece sets, one of each color, of either dinner plates, salad plates, soup bowls, or mugs, for $60, via online or in-store.

angled view of white dining table with rainbow colored dinnerware

angled view of white dining table with rainbow colored dinnerware

circular white table with rainbow colored dinnerware

two stacks of rainbow colored dinnerware side by side

two stacks of rainbow colored dinnerware

six rainbow colored dinnerware plates

bottom side of red Heller rainbow dinnerware

six bowls stacked of rainbow colored dinnerware

six rainbow colored bowls laid in circle

six rainbow colored bowls laid out

bottom side view of purple plastic bowl with heller logo

two stacks of rainbow colored dinnerware mugs

six rainbow colored dinnerware mugs

six rainbow colored dinnerware mugs

bottom of blue plastic mug with heller logo

The Heller Rainbow Dinnerware collection launches today exclusively from the MoMA Design Store. Visit store.moma.org for more information.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.