Well-designed pieces don’t have to come with high price points. After all, what makes a great object is its ability to draw attention and spark conversation, not how much you paid for it. This is particularly true when it comes to home goods. A functional, stimulating coffee maker can do double duty as a utility and a piece of decor without breaking the bank. For added proof, check out these eye-catching, totally functional picks below.
Seven Items Under $100 That Celebrate Form and Function
Gorgeous, inexpensive objects that perform dual roles.
By Barry Samaha
May 28, 2019
Georg Jensen Elephant Bottle Opener
Though small in stature, this design is elephant-size in style. It will surely get you through a trunk-load of chilled glass bottles come summer. $33 at Amazon.
Alessi Pulcina Stove Top Espresso Coffee Maker
It’s easy to stack up on caffeine throughout the work days—something fully visualized in this arresting espresso maker. $90 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Seletti Tea and Coffee Mug Set
Now that you have your hot brew, fill it up in a cup worthy of your attention and the vital java in it. $42 at Yoox.
When a serving tray looks this rosy, there is no need to tuck it away. Indeed, anything designed by Clara von Zweigbergk for HAY should be left out for public viewing. $40 at Design Within Reach.
Iittala Ultima Thule Candelabrum
Tapio Wirkkala was a jack-of-all-trades: a designer of jewelry, home objects, and beyond. This item captures that ethos. It may be intended for candles, but it can also carry any number of knick-knacks, or just serve as a great accent for your home. $35 at Yoox.
Gucci Fumus Incense Sticks
Under the helm of Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s runway presentations are a visual feast of sequins and brocades. The brand’s home collection takes that sensory experience a step further with these aromatic incense incense sticks. $76 at Matches Fashion.
Snowe Cheese Knives
For most gourmands, cheese is the gold standard of living a happy life—along with having set of quality cheese knives, of course. $75 at Snowe.