Collection by Diana Budds

Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories


An array of items fills up the halls at Tendence—experimental furniture, textiles, lighting, clothing, jewelry, and more—but housewares and accessories were most prevalent. Here's a lucky batch of 13 of our favorites. They're sleek, minimalist, and would look right at home in the kitchen or dining room of any modernist.

The slim and compact design of Joseph Joseph's Nest Utensils will help keep your kitchen drawers and counters free of...
Stainless steel salt and pepper grinders and porcelain mortar and pestle set by Ad Hoc.
Finally—a pot holder that won't look out of place in a streamlined kitchen. This one is by Stelton.
A stunningly simple and refined tea set by Lexon.
Most countertop organizers are made from wood, metal, or plastic.
This serving set by Raumgestalt has it all: a section for bread with a napkin to keep it warm, a tray for butter, and...
Yet another serving set, this time for sushi by Danish designer Anne Black.
The modular Brick candleholders by architect Hadi Teherani for Carl Mertens can be configured in myriad ways.
This wood tray (shown here in small and large) by Side by Side Design boasts a non-skid coating.
The Delara bread basket by Blomus features a lime green insert.
Thanks to Carmen Natschke (aka The Decorating Diva) for pointing out this odd—but amazingly clever—gadget on the show...
This compact dish drainer by Umbra can be placed in the sink of on the counter.