I have some items which I have inherited from my parents which I still use. They all have a very timeless design that is good. These items are still very useful.
These funnels for instance I use very frequently to fill bottles or other things when I need to. they are enameled metal from Kockums. White with a blue rim. I’ve seen them all my life. Nowadays the enameled items from Kockums are collectors items and frequently sold at auctions.
Another funnel/with holes in/ from the same time is the above of stainless steel. Still useful. Never brakes…
Then there is timeless tool for turning pancakes around to its other side. It is old and ugly and has been used at least since I was a child. This is the only tool which is reliable to flip a pancake to the other side when done on the first side. For a long time there were none of this tool to be found in shops. I really tried to find a newer and better-looking one to exchange this one but didn’t manage. Now it has reappeared. Still the same form of it though as this is the only one that works. Some use regular turners for this purpose, but they are not as good at turning the pancakes around.
Then there is the old pancake iron. Made of iron. Heavy. But the best to make pancakes in.
And then there is the fryingpan for making small pancakes. Called “plättlagg” in Swedish. Both the above I’ve inherited from my mother and have seen all my life. I use both on and off still today.
And the iron pot which was/is used for stews or casseroles. Also heavy iron. Can be used on open fire. When I was little we had a gas stove and it was used there in its oven for the casserole we got once a week as long as my mother was alive (she died at age 55). A really timeless kitchen item with timeless design. Still very useable. I got really fed up with the Sunday casserole though and have never cooked that again in grown-up life. Other casseroles though I like and sometimes use this iron pot for them.
I’ve also kept the two ironpans. They are way too heavy though to cook comfortably with. But they are good.
There are also some ceramic pots that have a timeless design. Like the one below. When I was a child it was used to store butter in and kept in the cold storage cupboard we had. There were no fridges at the time. It presently serves a as a flowerpot for some small cactuses which are planted in a pot that is smaller than this one and put inside.
These are only some examples of timeless design that lasts still today. These will be around and used for many years still.