DAY FIVE: 'The Tricky Customer' - give them concrete
This is the fifth day of our seasonal guide. And we have THE gift for 'The Tricky Customer'. We all have one person (sometimes more!) who is more challenging to buy for than all the rest. This is the person that you really care about but they're very specific, they have a clear (occassioanly secret) aesthetic, they don't collect 'stuff' and they expect the things they own to work hard for their place in the house. What do you give these people?
Step this way ORIGAMI CONCRETE TRIVET.
The Origami Concrete Trivet, made by Havelock Studio in Kent, is totally brand new in the Simple Shape collection and it is an excellent addition. This piece is made of unforgiving grey concrete but the stark solidity of the material is an integral part of it's beauty.
Taking reference from origami the surface appears to be delicately folded and light and shade play across the rise and fall of the 'folds'. The concrete is tough enough to take the heat from pots and pans and it's cork base protects your table from scratches too. The regularity of the mold-making process ensures there is a exactness to each piece yet the fluidity of concrete ensures that no two pieces will be identical.
As I said, this really is the greatest gift for The Tricky Customer. Bold, beautiful, useful.