ISSUE 23  |  Summer Color

On the Rocks: 7 Glamorous Ice Buckets (Plus a Budget Option)

June 05, 2012 1:30 PM

BY Janet Hall

Calling all cocktail connoisseurs: here’s to the clink of the ice in the summer ice bucket.

Above: The Arne Jacobsen-designed Cylinda Ice Bucket for Stelton is made of stainless steel and is available in two sizes; $299 and $399 at Horne. Tongs sold separately ($44.95).

Above: Handyman’s Ceramic Pail; handmade in South Africa of glazed stoneware; $128 at BHLDN.

Above: The oversized Maison Margiela Polished Steel Champagne Bucket would work well as an ice bucket for large (and fashion oriented) parties. Handcrafted of stainless steel; $446 at the A+R Store. Maison Margiela devotees take note of the stamp on both ends of the bucket.

Above: San Francisco designer TIna Frey’s Melted Edges Ice Bucket is made from resin (her signature material), with rustic leather handles. Available in white or dark gray; $238 at Anthropologie.

Above: The Double Wall Mirror Ice Bucket by UK designer Michael Anastassiades is a future classic; $200 at Vivre.

Above: UK designer Jasper Morrison’s Alessi Ice Bucket in stainless steel is available with a matte or a mirrored polish finish; $125 at All Modern.

Above: The Stainless Steel Shiny Ice Bucket with-double wall insulation is $34.95 at CB2.


Above: The galvanized steel Hosto Bucket (at a bit over 10 inches tall) is the perfect size to be used as an ice bucket. Available in classic galvanized steel or a choice of yellow, blue, or pink powder-coated finishes; $6.99 at Ikea.