Whether it is for you or a gift, you can never go wrong with unique and practical tableware. When I wish for space-saving, affordable yet “feel special” items, I often look at products from Scandinavian designers.
Made of stoneware, the three compartments of Trinity slides out to accommodate different objects in a straightforward arrangement. It can be used as bowls or a candleholder for block candles. Trinity is practical for serving party nibbles and candies. You can buy it in black or in white stoneware. Trinity was designed by Lisa Hilland.
Available in the same black or white stoneware are Spin mugs, saucers and stirrers designed by Marie-Louise Hellgren. I think they would be great for making hot chocolate.
Lena Bergström adds style to the 1970s candle in the wine bottle idea. But her Top Light candlestick is a lot more stylish. As you can see on the picture, you could paint and add a graffiti word on the wine bottles to create a more sophisticated look. Or you can use antique carafes as the stand.
Where to Buy?
As a fan of Scandinavian design, I was intrigued to know if we can get products from Design House Stockholm in Canada. We do! There is now a concept corner at Bergo located in The Distillery District in Toronto while a concept corner opened October 8, 2009 at Design House in Vancouver, Canada. Plus, you can find some pieces at The Montreal Museum of Fine Art. There are a good numbers of local retailers that sell Design House Stockholm products in the United States. In total, you can find the design house Stockholm’s products in 16 countries.
Let me mention that the picture of the store shows the first franchise store opened by Åsa Fritz and Lena Damberg in Jönköping, Sweden. It is a beautiful store with a view on a waterfront.
+ Black Trinity bowls/chandleholder by Lisa Hilland $49.99 uSD - white
+ Stoneware Spin mug, saucer and teak stir by Marie-Louise Hellgren $19.50 USD
+ Top Light Candlestick by Lena Bergström $27.50 USD