Kim Jensen and Danish designer Henrik Bønnelycke have created a product to add an extra layer of sophistication to your drinks parties, and it's found in the unlikely location of the ice tray. In what Jensen describes as 'the evolution of the ice cube tray', the icebreaker is a sleek new alternative to vending machines, trays and bags, dispensing ice cubes with just a twist of the wrist. 

Jensen, who previously worked for a big pharma company, quit to pursue the development of this product after 13 years of experience in product development. As part of a wider business called 'andice ApS' which focuses on new ice cube technology, the icebreaker project has just launched on Kickstarter with a funding deadline of 30 October. If successful, it can be expected in stores in Summer 2016. Backers can support the project in exchange for limited-edition coasters, also designed by Bønnelycke MDD, a multi-disciplinary design company based in Aarhus, Denmark, and can pre-order the product in a range of colours.

Icebreaker dispenses perfectly formed ice-cubes straight from the freezer without the spills and hassle of conventional ice-trays. With its sleek and simple design, icebreaker would be a very cool addition to any drinks tray or picnic basket.