There's no reason why something practical can't be beautiful, and this pairing of stained oak & leather to keep track of your paper towel is a great example.
Measures 30 cm high and 12.5 cm diameter. Made in Denmark
The story of the black oak is a quite extraordinary; The raw oak is soaked in a bath of vinegar with a steel sponge and in addition to the acid of the oak, that odd combination triggers a chemical reaction that turns the oak blue (when it is lifted from the bath), then black (when oiled). This process can only be done with Scandinavian oak, and the result is a 100% natural product with elegant, visible growth rings that will age gracefully.