Keep your kitchen looking as fresh as your fruit and veggies with our round-up of minimalist kitchen essentials. We have you covered for everything from a new coffee maker to sleek salt and pepper grinders, and even a new home for your paper towels…
Time to throw out those ratty old tea towels that have been hanging around for years. Local brand IN BED extends their line of soft linen products out of the bedroom and into the kitchen. Available in five different colours, the 100% linen, over-sized tea towels will make for a sleek and practical addition to your place. The IN BED Tea Towels form part of the brand’s linen kitchen range, which also includes tablecloths, placemats, aprons, napkins, and coasters.
To really take your love of wine to the next level, consider picking up a decanter. They aerate the wine, which brings out flavours and aromas that would have been missed if served directly out of the bottle. Designed by Norm Architects for Menu, the Wine Breather Carafe is a great choice. It’ll make your red taste better, plus it makes for a cool spectacle as it trickles down the sides of the glass.
Step up your stovetop with the Yoshikawa Yukihira Saucepan. The combination of wood and stainless steel makes this one of the sleekest saucepans we’ve ever seen, plus its hand dimpled texture gives it quite a unique look too. The dimples actually help to maximise heat retention, and the saucepan’s interior also features engraved measurements.
Crafted from ash, the HAY Porter is a simple way to store your paper towels. The rod remains straight while you’re putting the roll on, and you can twist it to an angle to lock it in place. Designed by the Sweden-based Shane Schneck, Porter is a functional piece that also offers a refined and understated design. It comes in four colours, including grey, natural, yellow, and nude.
Provider Store’s Japanese Ceramic Salt Pig is a great all-rounder product in the kitchen. Keep it next to the stove when you need a pinch of salt while cooking, and then put it out on the table when the meal is served. Alternatively, you can also use it for serving sugar, pepper, butter, or other condiments too. The small white bowl will look stellar in any kitchen.
The ferm LIVING Brass Hooks are an easy way to add a premium touch to any kitchen. The easily mounted hooks are ideal for hanging tea towels or aprons. The Copenhagen-based designers have crafted the hooks from solid brass, which means they’re super durable. Plus, they’re easy to clean, which is always a big positive in the kitchen.
Made to either have stuff chopped up on it, or to be used as a serving board, the Skagerak Soft Board is a great product to keep in your kitchen. The board’s rounded edges give it a unique look, as does the hole on the side. This also extends the piece’s functionality as you can hang it up on the wall when it’s not in use. The oak board is available in two sizes.
You can always trust Norm Architects and Menu to create beautiful, functional homewares. Their Bottle Grinders are no exception. The simple, refined exterior of the bottles hide the powerful interior of a ceramic grinder that will even take care of seeds and nuts for you. The steel tops on the grinders add another level of sleekness to their design.
If a coffee maker isn’t a kitchen essential then we don’t know what is. The Stelton Theo French Press is a great minimalist option. The refined brewer sports a sleek matte black stoneware exterior with a bamboo lid. The two materials work really nicely together, giving the French Press a distinctly Scandinavian look with an Asian-inspired edge.
Add some monochrome to your kitchen with the Herdmar Malmo Cutlery Set. Designed by Miguel Soeiro and manufactured in Portugal, the set is crafted from stainless steel and features a sleek, black finish. The pieces sport a very modern look that will be sure to give your kitchen a refresh.