As far as electric kettles go, DeLonghi’s Brilliante is a run-of-the-mill way to heat water. There’s no timer, no temperature settings, not even a whistle. But what it lacks in functionality, it makes up for in form with a faceted body reminiscent of London’s 30 St. Mary Axe tower or, as everyone else knows it, the Gherkin.
The Brilliante does at least have an auto shut-off when water starts to boil, helping to keep its power use down. And while DeLonghi also boasts that the kettle turns itself off when removed from its 360 degree base, we’re not entirely sure that’s a real feature. It’s like boasting a TV automatically turns itself off when you unplug it from the wall. So we’ll leave it up to you to decide if its stealth-like design warrants a £60 price tag given how little it actually does. [John Lewis via The Fancy]