ISSUE 35  |  Luxe Minimalism

10 Easy Pieces: Chic Champagne Buckets

September 02, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

Every so often it’s time to take stock of the latest ice buckets out there. The ice bucket is the ultimate in tabletop luxury, an object that designers seem to enjoy refining again and again. Here is a list of some recent introductions mixed with a few of our favorite standbys (see more in 10 Easy Pieces: Champagne Buckets).

Above: Arne Jacobsen’s AJ Ice Bucket, designed in 1967 for Stelton, is polished stainless steel for $298 at The Line.

Above: The Italian-made Stainless Steel Travel Ice Bucket is a shape inspired by farm milk containers; $250 at March in San Francisco.

Above: The industrial-influenced Champagne Pail from Maison Martin Margiela in collaboration with L’Atelier D’Exercises; $530 at A+R Store.

Above: The Ralph Lauren Home Montgomery Cocktail Set is made of Art Deco–inspired silver-plated brass. The set is $295 at ABC Carpet & Home.

Above: The Rift Cut White Oak Ice Bucket by Cliff Spencer for Food52 is $250.

Above: The Established Champagne Bucket by Dante Goods & Bads is made in Germany of brass with 25 micron silver for $275 at Garde in Los Angeles.

Above: When Ettore Sottsass designed the 5052 Wine Cooler for Alessi, he studied the different bottle shapes of wine to ensure that all bottles are immersed up to the neck and can fit two bottles together; $262 at YLiving.

Above: Michael Anastassiades’s Mirror Ice Bucket is made of double-walled mirrored glass; $260 at The Future Perfect.

Above: Tom Dixon’s latest design is the Plum Champagne Bucket in a deep blue glass with a textured exterior; $290 for Horne.