zak! designs has been bringing smiles to our customers ever since we were founded in 1976. We are a dinnerware and drinkware company headquartered in the beautiful city of Spokane, Washington, and we’re always ready to bring something new to the table. Our diverse collection includes revolutionary ideas, creative solutions, and groundbreaking designs. With these unique products, zak! continues to set trends and make mealtime special for people around the world.
No one had ever thought of putting iconic characters on dinnerware before Irv Zakheim brought up the idea. Encouraged by the achievements of the Zak Zany Zoo Oven Mitts (which proved their popularity by appearing on the set of Seinfeld), he continued exploring ways to add a little joy to everyday activities. In 1988, Zakheim convinced Disney to let him spotlight the Chip ’n Dale Rescue Rangers on his products. zak! designs was granted two new movies the following year: the live-action Dick Tracy and an animated feature—The Little Mermaid. Its merchandise saw undeniable success, demonstrating the appeal of characters on children’s dinnerware, and solidified zak! designs as a leader in the category.
But we haven’t just been sitting on our laurels since then—kids aren’t the only ones who can use a little mealtime fun, so we’re always looking for new ways to expand and provide fun for people of all ages. Teens and adults can make a statement with their favorite characters on water bottles and coffee mugs. And of course, our stylish dinnerware sets will delight both family and guests, and not just based on looks.
zak! is a problem-solving company, and we approach our solutions using the inspiration around us. Surrounded by the green wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, we’ve taken steps to lessen our environmental impact with renewable and recycled materials, leading to several creatively appealing dinnerware collections. During sports games and city-wide events like Bloomsday and Hoopfest, athletes can stay hydrated with a water bottle that has won multiple awards for its innovative water intake-tracking design. We see something as routine as a daily commute, and engineer our travel tumblers to keep it clean and convenient.
zak! designs is always on the edge of something new, and after more than 40 years of looking past traditional mealtimes, we have quite a few accomplishments to our name. Whether you’re looking for a trendy pattern, an interesting design feature, or a character from a favorite show, our collection of products has something to make everyone smile.