Tiffany & Co might not be known for selling the most affordable products, but its new home collection is truly taking the concept of pricey luxury to a new level.
The jewelry brand has revealed its new line of so-called ‘ordinary objects’, which appears to be made of up of extremely high-end takes one normally-mundane home items.
Among them is a rather bizarre sterling silver coffee can, priced at $1,500, a $425 protractor and even a $250 straw – and these are far from being the loftiest price tags in the bunch.
Wrapped up: Tiffany & Co has released a line of ‘ordinary objects’ for the home, including this $9,000 ball of sterling silver yarn
Just bizarre: It’s hard to imagine needing a sterling silver coffee can worth $1,500 – yet for some reason that is part of the company’s new collection
Faux paper: These bone china cups are made to resemble the paper cups offered for coffee at Tiffany’s stores, and cost $95 a pair
A teeny tiny silver pillbox made to look like a Chinese food takeout box is offered for $350 and is billed on the site as ‘the embodiment of wit and whimsy.’
A set of table tennis paddles are going for an eye-watering $650 thanks to a sterling silver engravable plaques and blue leather, while a silver and amazonite tic tac toe set is $1,000.
For the younger game players, there is Tiffany’s version of the Lego building blocks, made from walnut and sterling silver, sold in sets of 10 for $1,500.
Then there is perhaps the most bizarre item of the whole lot: a $9,000 ball of yarn rendered using strands of textured sterling silver – the purpose of which is unclear.
But that isn’t even the priciest item listed. There is also a $10,000 bird’s nest complete with porcelain blue eggs.
Playing around? For the gamers in the family, a $1,000 tic tac toe set and a $650 pair of table tennis paddles are on offer
A nest for a nest egg? This strange decorative bird’s nest made with silver and porcelain costs an incredible $10,000
A little crazy: This silver straw is priced at $250, while this tiny pillbox made to look like a takeout box runs for $350
Even many of the most practical seeming products don’t seem to hold up upon closer inspection, such as the $600 sterling silver first-aid box, which doesn’t even come with any first aid tools and products inside.
As far as the more ‘reasonably’ priced items go, there is a set of china cups made to look like standard office coffee cups on sale for $95 a pair.
In the description, the brand reveals a personal twist, writing: ‘The paper cup we use to serve coffee in Tiffany & Co. stores is reimagined in bone china.’
Unsurprisingly, the collection has drawn the ire of a number of users on social media, who took to the site to give the brand a piece of their mind.
A range: For those who never knew they needed a $300 yo-yo, you’re in luck. However, if you thought this $600 first-aid box is actually stocked up with band-aids and gauze? Not so much
For the office: $275 will get you a glass and silver pencil sharper, while $425 will fetch an all silver protractor
Height of luxury: The brand even released its own version of Lego, sold in sets of 10 for $1,500
‘If you have an extra $9,000 laying around and you choose to spend it on a Tiffany’s ball of yarn you’re going to hell sorry I don’t make the rules,’ wrote one user.
Another said of the coffee can: ‘One of the dumbest things I have ever seen in my life. Well done.’
However, not every person online seems to hate the collection, with several even praising a few of the pricey designs
‘Plotting how I can fit a new $55 @TiffanyAndCo coffee mug into my budget,’ mused one user. ‘It’s perfect and I need it. Yes, need it.’