Anna Hoffman tipped me off to an amazing feature over at New York Magazine that details sixteen cool advances in products for the home according to four renowned industrial designers. We've selected our top three favorites… Before the jump is an image describing how the Triplette chair by French designer Paul Menand works - one chair breaks up into three without requiring any extra storage space.
There's no longer a need for so many different heating appliances in a kitchen with minimal square footage. The Miele MasterChef Speed Oven, $3,099, combines microwave and conventional ovens into one powerful machine.
Give access to your home using a smartphone with the Lockitron, $315, a doorknob that is controlled by the touch of a button. It could function as a backup for trusted visitors, or it could replace your own keys completely. If any of these brilliant inventions have caught your eye, be sure to see what else is on the list at New York Magazine. Images: New York Magazine