Irv Zakheim founded Zak Designs in 1976. He started selling puka shell necklaces on Hawaii's beaches. Since then, the company has expanded and been selling dinnerware products that feature children's favorite characters. Zak Designs also sells kitchen prep products, tableware, an... Read Mored other household items that both parents and children will love. Zak Designs makes meals more special by creating safe and stylish products. Its dinnerware and kitchen goods are known to be colorful and fun so that families can enjoy dining at home even more. If your kid loves Thomas the Tank Engine or anything about trains or automobiles, they'll love the Thomas the Tank Engine 6-pc. Dinnerware Set. The set comes with sippy cups, a bowl, fork, plate, and spoon with fun, colorful images of Thomas the Tank Engine. Your children will love eating all kinds of food off of Zak Designs' dinnerware - maybe even those veggies.