Form meets function with Royal VKB’s understated carafe. The smart design is a treat to look at and is functionally designed to give you ice cold drinks without the cubes. Officeoriginair’s design duo Ivan Kassner and Uli Budde partnered with Royal VKB to produce the Iced Carafe. The focus here is on a smart solution to an everyday problem. Simply fill the carafe to the indicated level and leave it in the freezer. When you’re ready to take it to the table the ice will have formed in a neat plate against the wall of the carafe. Fill it with your drink of choice and enjoy cold drinks all evening. The bottle, which comes in grey or taupe, is made from polycarbonate and silicone so you can pop it in the dishwasher without any worries. With its sleek lines and contemporary aesthetic the Royal VKB Iced Carafe will look beautiful on any table. The Royal VKB Iced Carafe is available from Entrepo stores nationwide and is priced at R300. For more information about the product visit the Royal VKB website at royalvkb.com. Text: Mila Crewe-Brown An interior design graduate and writer with an insatiable passion for design, decor and travel, Mila Crewe-Brown cut her teeth working at Condénast House & Garden magazine before embarking on a year and a half journey across three continents. Now back and freelancing in Johannesburg she dedicates her time to writing copy for various interior and lifestyle publications. Visit her blog idreamofdesign.