Every cup of coffee needs a home. Protect your desk or coffee table from heat rings, splashes and spills with a coaster – we’ve picked out five of our favourites.
1. Ceramic camper van coaster, The Mosaic Garden
These lovely hand-painted 10cm by 10cm ceramic coasters have been fired to give a wipe-clean glossy, heatproof finish. They’re backed with cork so they won’t scratch furniture. These coasters are also available in a range of other designs including seagulls, puffins, mallards and bees, and cost £4 each. For more information, see www.themosaicgarden.co.uk.
2. Glass swallows coaster, In-Spaces
This glass coaster has a sandblasted swallow and wave design and is fitted with non-slip rubber feet to protect furniture. Hand made to order, the coaster measures 10cm by 10cm and is washable in warm water. Each coaster costs £12.50, available from www.in-spaces.com.
3. Wooden coffee coaster, Wooden Toy Gallery
These wooden coasters spell out the letters of ‘coffee’ and would make a perfect parking spot for your favourite mug. Made from eco friendly teak plywood, they measure 10cm square and come in sets of two, four or six. Prices start at £5.98 for two, woodentoygallery.co.uk.
4. Pantone coaster set interior shades, Berry Red
What a fantastic present for a printers’ or graphic designers’ office. This set contains six coasters in contemporary interior shades of celery, warm grey, heather, grape juice, shrub green and printers’ blue. Each 10.5cm square coaster is laminated, wipe clean and has a cork backing. Priced at £15 for the set, visit www.berryred.co.uk for more information.
5. Tickets please coasters, ATA Designs
These ‘tickets please’ cork-backed coasters were inspired by London transport’s double decker bus, and are part of the “All Things British” range by ATA designs. Made from melamine, they’re heat resistant and measure 10cm square. Priced at £19 for a set of four, made to order. For more details, see www.atadesigns.com.
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