When did the dustpan get so stylish? Here are a dozen from around the world that are too handsome to relegate to the utility closet.
Above: The Dustpan by Mr and Mrs Clynk for Andrée Jardin is made of French beechwood and galvanized steel, and is available in orange or blue; €24 from Andrée Jardin.
Above: Made in Austria by a company that dates back to 1550, the porcelain enamelware Reiss Dustpan is $25 (down from $30) at Restoration Hardware.
Above: The Dustpan and Brush Set from West Elm is available in two sizes: the small is $19 (down from $24), and the large is $27 (down from $34).
Above: The handmade galvanized steel Dustpan No. 6 from Tokyo is £8 at Objects of Use.
Above: Made by R. Russell of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, Dustpan No. 1 is £8.50 from Objects of Use. The hand broom shown here is currently not available, but a similar design, Hand Broom No. 3, made of horsehair and beechwood, is £12.50.
Above: From Swiss company Patent Ochsner, the stainless steel, beechwood, and horsehair Dustpan Set is SFR 45 ($49.50).
Above: Designer Jan Kochanski's Menu Sweeper and Funnel is $49.95 from Huset Shop.
Above: The stainless steel, beechwood, and horsehair Dustpan and Broom Set by Redecker is $68 from the Joinery.
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