ISSUE 44  |  British Estates

Tabletop: High/Low Wolseley Pepper Mill

November 05, 2009 9:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

One of the most glamorous spaces in London—or anywhere, for that matter—is the Wolseley, an all-day café-brasserie in the grand European tradition (on my last visit, architect Zahid Sardar swept in with an entourage) located in the Piccadilly section of London. Housed in the former Wolseley auto showroom, the theatrical Art Deco interiors were designed by David Collins Studio, the mastermind behind some of London's most stylish restaurants and bars. Import a small element of Wolseley glamour to your home via the restaurant's online shop; we especially like the silver-plate pepper mills by Nick Munro and the distinctive glass teapots and silver-plated ice buckets (see Teatime at the Wolseley and Wolseley Silver-Plated Ice Bucket and Tongs).

Above: Images via Flickr and Bar Blog.

Above: Each table at the Wolseley is set with the Art Deco–inspired spherical silver-plated pewter black pepper grinder, designed by Nick Munro and featuring a French Peugeot stainless-steel mechanism. The Wolseley Pepper Mill is £76 directly from the Wolseley online shop.

Above: A less pricey option: the Nick Munro Sphere Salt Mill (which can also be used as a pepper mill) in stainless steel is £20 at John Lewis, which ships worldwide.