- These strikingly minimalist products, by brands including Alessi, Georg Jensen and Royal VKB, illustrate the beauty and flexibility of stainless steel.
1 Clip by Discipline
Japan’s Nendo took cues from the shapes of apples and pears to create the silhouettes for these steel candleholders. The stands are made of two criss-crossing bent wires with the ends converging to create the perch for the candle. The collection also comprises a wooden tray, a coat hanger, and side tables with glass tops.
2 Pinch vase by Alessi
Cranbrook Academy of Art alum Adam Shirley took his inspiration from the idea of transforming a mass-produced industrial item into an object with a longer functioning life. The vase can hold a bouquet or single stem thanks to its narrow opening.
3 Arieado fruit bowl by Royal VKB
To save fruit from bruising, the elegant Aireado (airy in Spanish), touts an inner knitted synthetic mattress with a base in polished steel or white.
4 Trivet Set by Vipp
These three-millimetre-thick trivets are fitted with heat-resistant silicone rubber profiles that firmly grip hot pots and pans while protecting surfaces. They come in sets of two and fit into each other for easy storage.
5 Teapot Warmer by Georg Jensen
Amsterdam studio Scholten & Baijings devised this handsome stainless steel micro-stove as part of a larger collection called Tea With Georg (launched earlier this month in Milan). The line also includes cups, saucers, plates and platters.
For dazzling accessories that tap into the thin-rimmed aesthetic, see Down to the Wire.