Swan has seen it all: not surprising, given the British appliance giant first set up shop in the late 19th century. And so it seems only natural for the brand to revisit its past for contemporary inspiration. The Vintage Collection includes kettles, toasters and this steel-blue, pint-sized dishwasher – a homage to mid-century design. Thankfully, its features are more in tune with the 21st century, with six programmes, foldaway baskets and a low noise level. How thoroughly modern. £799.99.