5 best designer kitchen accessories

Give your kitchen a spring spruce-up with these innovative pieces

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We can’t all splurge on a designer kitchen every few years, but decking yours out in the latest wares is an easy way to keep it looking fresh.

1. Caden 6-bottle wine rack, £25, habitat.co.uk

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Functional and decorative, this wine rack is made of twelve connected rings in powder-coated metal. Habitat also does a 12-bottle version that can stand vertically or horizontally.
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2. Felt coasters, £3 each, labourandwait.co.uk

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These 100% wool coasters are practical for absorbing moisture and insulating against heat. They’re also beautiful; a choice of four colours highlight the material’s natural texture.
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3. Duo Server, £121, bowernyc.com

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The Duo Server is a chopping and serving board in two halves: a circular marble piece that nests into a walnut section to make a long oblong. Impress your guests and give your dinner parties a final flourish by using it to serve up cheese and biscuits.
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4. PINA Espresso maker, £52, alessi.com

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Make coffee the way Italians do and enjoy an example of its best design too. Conceived by Piero Lissoni for Alessi, this minimal aluminium and Bakelite espresso maker can make three cups.
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5. Joseph Joseph nest containers, £40, johnlewis.com

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The rainbow colours of these plastic storage containers bring a cheery element to storing your leftovers. The lids have been designed so they are easy to open, and the six tubs nest inside each other taking up less cupboard space.
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Verdict
The best kitchenware combines function and beauty – like the PINA Espresso maker by Alessi or the Caden wine rack from Habitat. Find items like these and there’ll be no need to hide them away in a cupboard, use them as standout features on open shelves or worktops.

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