Good design in the kitchen or behind the bar matters. Whether you are entertaining friends and family or shopping for the foodies on your list, here you will find a selection of our favourite thoughtful, well-design goods for this, the season to eat, drink and be merry.
On Vegetables Cookbook | $60
On Vegetables is the highly anticipated cookbook from Jeremy Fox, the California chef who is redefining vegetable-based cuisine with global appeal. In this, his first book, Fox presents his food philosophy in the form of 160 approachable recipes for the home cook. On Vegetables elevates vegetarian cooking, using creative methods and ingredient combinations to highlight the textures, flavours, and varieties of seasonal produce.
Iittala Sarpaneva Cast Iron Pot | $298
With a detachable wooden handle and a cast iron body, this design classic is as functional in the kitchen as it is appealing on the dining table. The Sarpaneva pot was designed in 1960 by Timo Sarpaneva and was awarded a silver medal at the Milan Triennial the same year. Combining design functionality with a traditional cast iron pot, Sarpaneva’s inspiration came from his blacksmith grandfather. The Sarpaneva cast iron pot can be used both on the stove and in the oven and the enamel surface guarantees that no flavour sticks to the pot.
HAY Time Hourglasses | $14-$41
With its organic, soft shape and complementary combinations in clear and coloured glass with fine sand, HAY’s Time hourglass offers a contemporary twist on the classic hourglass timer. Available in 30, 15 and 3 minute sizes.
Bob Kramer Euroline Damascus Knives | $365-$565
Made in Seki, Japan this 6 inch chef’s knife is sturdy and heavy with a broad, strong blade and fine cutting edge designed to bladesmith Bob Kramer’s exacting specifications. This knife is an all-rounder for professionals and home chefs suitable for chopping herbs, cutting vegetables, slicing and dicing fish and meat. This ergonomically designed knife is part of a collection which includes bread, utility and carving knives.
Edward Wohl Cutting Boards | $38-$389
Edward Wohl’s solid cutting boards are crafted by joining sections from a single piece of specially selected, figured bird’s-eye maple, so the wood tone and figuring are consistent throughout. Each is precision-shaped and beveled for graceful shape and balance. Individually hand-sanded and finished to a silky touch, each board is an art object designed to add beauty and function to daily life.
Tecta M4R Console Cart | From $2279
Influenced by the Bauhaus movement, the M4R serving trolley car was designed by the German manufacturer Tecta in 2002. Its timeless style and practical design allows this versatile piece to act equally well as a bar cart, serving trolly, or handsome console table.
Alessi Valerio Juicer + Muddler | $72
One utensil, two functions. Guido Venturini has created a practical kitchen accessory with ergonomic lines that combine a minimalist citrus squeezer and a small pestle. Each end of this dual-purpose tool is designed to function as the handle for the opposite end, offering a comfortable grip for ease of use. A small weight positioned inside the hollow body at the pestle end, keeps the object upright when placed on a flat surface.
Georg Jensen Manhattan Bar Collection | $92-$560
Georg Jensen’s sleek Manhattan bar collection takes inspiration from the glamorous Gatsby era of New York City. Crafted in mirror polished stainless steel, the Manhattan collection invites you to revive a culture that embraces the pleasures of the past, artisanal cocktails and mixology. Taking influence from the Art Deco movement as well as the Georg Jensen archives, it’s boldly geometric and decorative expression is an integral part of the Georg Jensen design legacy.
The Cylinda-line collection by Arne Jacobsen is the heart of Danish company Stelton’s design DNA. Serving elegant home-made cocktail is easy with the satin-finish, stainless steel pieces from this timeless and iconic cocktail series.
Tom Dixon Tank Glassware | $89-$230
Tank is a series of generously proportioned barware and decorative accessories designed to create sophisticated table top architecture. Gradations of black and smoky silhouettes define the latest look for Tank glassware. Created through a technically demanding fusion of clear and solid black glass, Tank is mouth-blown into the graphic forms for timeless table top architecture. Offered as an exclusive gift set, the Whiskey collection is created for the purveyor of fine drinks.