ISSUE 16  |  Postcards from Belgium

10 Easy Pieces: Water Carafes

April 20, 2010 8:30 PM

BY Janet Hall

Water carafes are a tabletop essential; here are ten choices for the dining table.

Above: The handblown Cloudy Carafe by French design duo Tse & Tse is 12 inches high and comes with two handblown glasses; $140 at Horne.

Above: The classic Iittala Kartio One-Quart Carafe is available in clear, light blue, gray, water green, among other shades; $56 at Y Living.

Above: We can vouch for the look and feel of the new Leende Carafe, available in clear or turquoise glass for $7.99 at Ikea.

Above: The design of Royal VKB`s French Carafe Set is inspired by the famous French Picardie glassware and is designed to allow the glasses to stack neatly in the neck for easy carrying to the outdoor table; $30 at Horne.

Above: The Beaker Glass Pitcher is $5.95 at CB2 and also works well as a vase.

Above: The Centro Carafe is slightly slate grey in color and is currently on sale (as part of this week's dining sale on the site) for $25.50 from Design Within Reach.

Above: Designed by Cecile Manz, the mouthblown Holmegaard Minima Large Carafe is $62 at Heath Ceramics.

Above: Hand-blown from recycled glass, the Off Pitchers by Esque Studios in Portland, OR, are $178 each at Branch Home.

Above: Brookfarm General Store's Recycled Carafe is $39.

Above: A regular at my family dinner table, the utilitarian Slom Bottle with Stopper is $2.99 at Ikea.