This year, we have decided to individually select our ideal gifts from our current stock and to share as to why we love these pieces.
by Marcello Ziliani for Magis | Selected by Rupert
I love it because it is the perfect domestic ladder. It folds perfectly flat and compact for storage. When open it has a very handsome secure look and feeling about it. It also has a very unique handle to hold and steady yourself when you are reaching for a high cupboard. This is a great feature for older people or anyone who has a glass of wine while preparing dinner and needs that special serving dish from a top cupboard for instance…? I just can’t decide between which colour I like more either the orange or the anthracite.
by Isaac Reina | Selected by Thea
Understated and elegant this Parisian based leather maker creates bags and small leather goods of impeccable quality. He has worked for acclaimed fashion houses such as Hermes, Antonio Miro and collaborated with Martin Margiella. All of the pieces are handcrafted in Paris.
by Artek | Selected by Michael
Unisex fragrance made in collaboration with Comme les Garçons. Intended to provoke the feeling of being in the forests of Finland – Standard’s subtly sweet oak scent makes it ideal for most any occasion.
Le Corbusier Polychromie Architecturale – re-edition
edited by Arthur Rüegg | Selected by Sherry
3 Volume set of Le Corbusier’s writings and colour selection edited by Arthur Rüegg, was published in 1997 and updated in 2005. Le Corbusier’s sophisticated colour theories were influenced by his experiences as both an artist and an architect.
The colour palettes he selected for Salubra were systematized in chromatic ‘keyboards’ with accompanying cut-out cards to isolate colour combinations. The LC 32 series are organized into groups based on mood, from which a smaller palette of three to five harmonious colors can be selected. The stronger colours of the LC 43 series appear on one page, with colour proximity and the cut-out cards enabling selection of two to three vividly contrasting colours.
by Heikki Orvola for Iittala | Selected by Todd
Available in a very large assortment of colours, these simple tea light holders can be festive and playful as holiday decorations but also suitable for use year round.
by Francis Cayouette for Normann Copenhagen | Selected by Lizzy
Simple and elegant, as well as being a fresh approach to candle holder design, the craftsmanship and durability is outstanding.
by Mick De Giulio | Selected by Cynthia
This book showcases real kitchens in real homes so I know that they’re functioning as well as great design inspiration. Includes large scale well lit photos that allow the details to be easily seen, floor plans are also included for each kitchen.
by Jacob Wagner for B&B Italia | Selected by Edward
B&B Italia is known for their meticulous designs and unparalleled manufacturing techniques. The Loop tray is no exception – Wagner has taken the classic tray form to a new level. He didn’t fix what was not broke, he did make it better however.
by Will Jones | Selected by Barbara
I’m excited by seeing where architectural designs originate – understanding where architects’ ideas come from and how they develop into beautiful structures.
Alexander Girard for Vitra | Selected by Kyle
Girard’s dolls are just plain cute. Blurring the line between art and design and suitable for just about anyone with a flare for Deco.
Jean Nouvel for Georg Jensen | Selected by Noah
It has been said that you should put more value towards your dining room chairs than your dining table. The same can be said for cutlery vs plates. I would love to receive the 5 piece cutlery gift set designed by Jean Nouvel. This set is pure and simple, designed by the renowned French architect.
Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen | Selected by Daniel
Great as an oversized bed-side clock, for blurry awakenings.
Eames Hang-It-All, Limited Edition
Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller | Selected by Stephanie
A classic with a new twist the walnut version looks great in any space. Everyone should own a piece from Charles & Ray Eames!
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