Our recommendations for the foodie in your life.
The Small Kawa Dish by Brooklyn-based design trio Souda is great for everything from holding spices and salts to safe-keeping one's jewelry during food prep. Available in multiple colors as well as gold and platinum, each one is handmade of porcelain and food-safe glaze. (from $65)
Architectural, minimal, and beautifully crafted, the panga panga wood Rothko Serving Boards were designed by award-winning Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune and produced by Botswana furniture maker Peter Mabeo, working in collaboration with local artisans using sustainably harvested materials. Available in small, medium, and large. (from $134.84)
Segno Italiano specializes in the modern manufacture of traditional and historically important Italian, artisanal pieces. For the (customizable!) gold-plated copper Casseruola Bombata Oro and the silver-plated copper Casseruola Bombata Argento, the design editors collaborated with skilled craftspeople in northern Italy who specialize in transforming shapeless masses of copper into valuable cooking tools—essential to a culture of good food. (from $2,243.20)
There's a touch of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in Dutch designer Kiki van Eijk's Bijoux Cake Stand collection. Commissioned by Rome-based design gallery Secondome, these whimsical cake plates come in Tall, Large, and Low, and are sure to put a proper spotlight on all your baked creations. (from $807.55)
Brazilian designer Bruno Jaharra's Multiplastica Domestica Collection features super colorful vessels made from plastic litter collected by the cooperative National Recycling Group in Sāo Paulo. Shining a light on the mounting environmental effects of non-recyclable waste, the set comes in a variety of styles and color combinations, including the above pictured Tiered Fruit Bowl in Green and Black. (from $450)
For their new, handmade Burnt Chopping Boards, French designers Alban Le Henry and Noé Borst embraced pyrography—the art of burning decorative illustrations into wood. The series features four different, boldly contrasting graphic patterns in two different sizes (large oval and small circle). Sold separately. (from $490.31)