Brass might be enjoying a moment, but UK designer Tom Dxon has been having a long love affair with the material: his Beat Light is now a classic. His latest collection features the material in a line of cooking accessories combined with marble: abstract sculpture for the kitchen. The designs were informed by what Dixon refers to as his "adventures in food" (it turns out that he spends a bit of time in his Dock Restaurant kitchen as well as in his daughter Florence's Tart Cafe, located in the company's showroom). For more from the line, go to Tom Dixon.
Above: The Stone Spice Grinder is made from turned Morwad marble; the grinder is a brass ball with a cast iron inner core; £75.
Above: The Stone Chopping Board is made from white Morwad marble with an inset brass saucer; £70.
Above: The Stone Pestle and Mortar with an exaggerated marble lip to provide extra grip and a brass pestle featuring an inner iron core; £150.