Why have an ordinary tea or coffee maker, when there are so many stylish designs out there? Not only are these devices a kitchen essential for yourself, but they can perfectly complement a coffee subscription or tea subscription as the perfect gift if you’re looking to surprise a loved one!
I’m taking a look at some of the stylish tea and coffee makers available from the UK site of on-line store LOVEThESIGN, their large range caters to many tastes from classic to modern designs.
The Alessi 9093 kettle (£99.95) above is a great example of a stylish classically designed kettle. This particular kettle is made from glossy stainless steel, which is safe to place on an induction cooker. I love the fact that when the kettle boils, not only does it whistle, but it whistles through a bird perched on the end of the spout, it’s great attention to detail.
Top left: Filio bowl teapot, Mono (£107); Top Centre: Coffee maker, Pantone (£33); Top right: Early Bird coffee set, XD Design (£43); Bottom left: Dancing Leaf tea pitcher, Livellara (£50); Bottom centre: Oh! Mummi teapot, Fonderia,Ceramiche Bucci (£112.07); Bottom right: Anna tea & coffee set, Alessi (£159).
Designed by Aldo Rossi in the early 1980’s, this La Conica espresso coffee maker (£199 6 cup, £165 3 cup) with its stainless steel cone-shaped lid and cylindrical body almost resembles a tall building. The La Conica also has a very subtle copper bottom, a colour that is very much desired by home owners at present.
Top left: Spherical teapot, Livellara (£34); Centre: Moka Alessi 6 coffee maker, A di Alessi (£39.95); Top left: Il Conico kettle, Officina Alessi (£138); Bottom right: Pito kettle, Officina Alessi (£290); Bottom left: Mami kettle, Alessi (£100).
Although these are not a tea or coffee maker, I had to include them, as they would accompany a stylish tea or coffee maker perfectly. The design is made to look like fruit and part of the collection is a stainless steel cream and sugar set (£174). The design is unusual, but really works and has a great story behind it.
Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima originally designed the set of 99 limited edition pieces in silver. They were designed for a competition between 22 international architects in an event called the Tea & Coffee Tower project. This was the first time international architects had competed for such an event, in the arena of industrial design.
There really is no reason to be boring with so many beautiful offerings is there?