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Delphine Frey, I-cone for Bernardaud and ECAL, 2007
Delphine Frey, I-cone for Bernardaud and ECAL, 2007
Italo Marchioni, Ice Cream Cone, 1903
Italo Marchioni, Ice Cream Cone, 1903

Everybody who is interested in contemporary design, should know this ice cream cone made of porcelain which was designed by young Delphine Frey in 2007. Frey designed this conceptual piece at the ECAL university, which was collaborating with traditional French manufacture Bernardaud in those days.

But who invented original ice cream cone? The answer is Italo Marchioni. New Yorker was selling ice cream in waffle cones since 1896. On December 13, 1903, he received U.S. patent No. 746971 for a mold for making pastry cups to hold ice cream. The cones are mentioned in some cooking books from France and Great Britain before him too. Geniality of the simple food design received many symbolical honors. One of them is presentation at the MOMA design collection.