Perfect for those with a penchant for the nautical, this nifty fish-shaped trivet is a surefire way to dress you dinner table in style.
To protect and serve: the slogan of any good trivet. Make sure your prized tabletop doesn't become singed from fresh-out-of-the-oven casseroles nor soggy from a tasty chilled delight. This oft-overlooked kitchen accoutrement may spend most of its moments underneath a pot or kettle, but considering the wealth of eye-catching designs available, these trivets are worthy of outright display on their own.
This 100-percent wool felt trivet is an attractive array of interlocking triangles. In addition to protecting your prized pieces of furniture from hot kettles or casseroles, it also champions a noble cause: The Hexmat is handmade as part of a job-creation program for homeless women in Portland, Oregon.
One fish, two fish, red fish…(well almost) will protect your table in Alessi's Pescher trivet. When not in use, it folds up to form a neat and tidy school ready to rise to the occasion the next time a hot plate comes a callin'.
Designed by Ding3000, the Rainbow trivet is an exercise in space-saving design. It neatly folds up into its namesake shape to help keep drawers tidy and opens up to become the perfect perch for pots or pans. The trivet comes is shades of grey, blue, and purple, though we're quite fond of the emerald green version.
Icelandic textile designer Bryndis Bolladottir's "Kula" trivets are handmade of local felted wool and will lend a craft-y, DIY-y feel to any tabletop—along with a soft, tactile feel.
Turn off the TV. Put the kettle on. Grab a good book, wrap yourself in a warm blanket, dim the overhead and illuminate the room with these birch wood Totems. The MoMA Store exclusive set was designed by Eric Janssen from his New York studio, and while each unique piece holds a tea light, they'll look just as nice when displayed unlit.
The simplest and cutest trivet I've seen in a while, from the Danish company Ferm Living. A chain of cork balls on a raw leather string—so simple, so clever. Plus, affordable!