Is this really the greatest product design of all time?

There are some gems of product design that just tick all the boxes. They look sharp and iconic, they do what they were designed to do, and do it well, and they make life easier. And sometimes those qualities are found in the most mundane of objects. Like an ice cream scoop.

The Zeroll Ice Cream Dipper was invented and patented in 1933, and descendants of the product still exist today. Someone's posted it to Reddit's r/DesignPorn community, and people are gushing with praise (see our guide to how to sell design online if you have a perfect product of your own to promote).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.