The Argentinian designer, Alfredo Häberli, based out of Zurich, Switzerland has designed some beautiful home and kitchen products for many companies. Most of his work is furniture, but I love his simple yet colorful dishes that he designed for Iittala. If you like bistro tableware that is plain white, but are also looking for some color, the Origo line designed by Häberli is a fun option.
Starting 2 January, The Conran Shop is having a sale on his dinnerware with pieces marked down about 30 percent. You can also purchase the Origo line from Didrik’s for comparable prices and they also offer free shipping.
And even if you don’t want to go for the whole dish set because of expense, you can always opt for a serving dish or two to add some color.
If you have All-Clad pans already and are interested in adding a piece or two, Cookware & More is offering 20% off when you buy an irregular All-Clad item. There are some restrictions such as it cannot already be on ’special’ and cannot be a set. A lot of people who own All-Clad wait for this sale and report that visual flaws are almost unnoticeable, plus the pan still comes with the factory warranty.
I have been wanting to add a non-stick pan to my All-Clad set. The current (Emeril) 10-inch non-stick fry pan isn’t big enough for pancakes and larger egg breakfast options, so I will be picking up the 12-inch skillet above.
So just for comparison, here is the price breakdown. At Cookware & More I will pay $72.51 total with shipping. At Amazon.com it will cost $135. Of course, one can still go for cheaper non-stick skillet versions that Cook’s Illustrated recommended for instance. The Cuisinart Chef’s Classic non-stick 12-inch skillet gets very high marks on Amazon, and that pan costs about $47. The irregular sale, however, brings down the All-Clad prices close enough to compete with many other brands.
The Conran Shop out of New York is having a one-day sale (Thursday 24, September). Electricals, already reduced items, and various other products such as Herman Miller are excluded, but most things are 20% off. The online sale ends at midnight and the code for the discount is WELLCON.
The Conran Shop is often used by cooking magazines such as Gourmet, Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit to supply good kitchen and design items for there magazine photos.