Set of plates make a great conversation starter

Chat plates from the MoMA Design Store look like conversation bubbles

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Straight from the destination: Japan collection at the MoMA Design Store, these plates are a fun addition to your dinner table.

Designed by Ikuko Nakazawa to look like chat bubbles in comic strips, the set includes three plates: one large serving platter and two smaller plates for appetizers or little snacks. The Destination: Japan collection was created to showcase "lifestyle products from Japan," and also includes fun gadgets like pencil chopsticks and the previously featured Folding Bread Board.

At the moment, the Chat Plates are on back order. You can reserve a set in the next arriving batch for $48 on the MoMA Design Store Web site.