A wooden frame with side reinforcements and metal locks and handles ensure safe delivery. Photo by Benjamin Gibson

Crème de la Kitchen

All the cooking wares you need in one understated cardboard box.

There is something to be said for those things that are tried and true. That’s the credence behind the Malle W. Trousseau, a 43-piece collection of utensils, cookware, and serving pieces considered the best in the world for their functionality, beauty, and quality. To wit, an old-fashioned, yet perfectly utilitarian potato peeler stars alongside a trio of Japanese Shun knives and Swedish oven gloves. Trousseau’s Parisian creators, Isabelle Mathez and Fredéric Winkler, whipped up the idea when their daughter, Dalva, left home and tried to make off with her mom’s Corsican knife and a particular handmade cutting board. Contained within the sturdy cardboard trunk are four trays with all the essentials for cutting, cooking, and containing. The $6,000 price tag might make you lose your appetite, but over a lifetime, you’ll get as much use out of it as that kitchen island.

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