The Plum Cocktail Shaker is a sleek, dynamic piece of design from the British label Tom Dixon. Made from copper-plated steel, the shaker comes in two parts that lock together. Slender handles enable the user to grip firmly as they mix up their favourite cocktails, while the overall finish creates a dazzling, polished effect.
Tom Dixon is one of British design's most popular figures. Coming from an untutored background, he took the design world by a storm in the 1980s, taking a sideways look at traditional designs and adding his own unmistakable contribution. His work has always been in demand among collectors, including museums like MoMa, the Pompidou Centre and the Victoria and Albert.
This cocktail shaker shows off Dixon's ability to fuse sheer aesthetics with practical considerations. On one hand, the copper finish is gorgeous, and the shaker will stand beautifully in your utensil collection when it isn't being used. It is also extremely practical, with Dixon having incorporated some neat little touches, like one handle doubling up as a spirit measure.
The Plum Cocktail Shaker has dimensions of 29 x 12 cm and weights just 400g. It's an essential item for stylish dinner party hosts.