When you’re preparing a meal for friends and family, you typically think of the essential tools first: a great knife, well-made pots and pans and some baking trays. Trivets don’t make the list for most, but they’re an essential tool not only for putting hot plates of food on, but also for brightening up a dinner table. Like all good design objects, a trivet should perform well both in terms of form and function. Some of our favorites include iterations made of solid brass, or more simple, straightforward marble pieces. Here, a closer look at 10 of our favorites.
By Helena Madden
Collecto, MoMA Design Store, Artemest, Tom Dixon