It’s that time of year again when you have to put your thinking cap on. What presents to get your friends and family for Christmas? Well, we have put together a list of our top 7 presents for those who are at the cutting edge of design. Some are quirky and some are useful, and one is a design classic.
The Shirt Shuffle is a fabulous product, perfect for the busy commuter who has many meetings to attend. Quite simply, you place an ironed shirt in the carrier and it will ensure that it remains crease free, so you can look fresh for any business or clinet meeting. It is very easy to use and has a wonderfully elegant design.
For those who like to travel extensively, this fun map is perfect for any traveller who likes a little compeition: to use, just rub a coin over the Scratch Map to show the countries that you’ve visited.
The Moshi Moshi POP handset is a must have gift for anyone with a quirky sense of themselves. Inspired by the classic 1950s Bakelite-style telephone, all you have to do is plug it into your mobile phone and make those calls.
Picasso Cushion Cover Portrait of a Woman with a Hat
Made on Jaquard looms and in collaboration with the Picasso foundation, these traditional cusions are made in Flanders and have necome a must have item for all homes.
Braquier’s Chocolate Bomb really does explode: the dark chocolate shell is filled with almond dragees and gifts for 15 people, an excellent gift for those with a large family.
If you ar elooking for an unusaul gift for someone who really cares about the environment, then an Edison Vase may just be the present you are looking for. Designed by Catherine Grandidier, the vases are manufactured from old incandescent bulbs, They are available in medium 16cm and small 11cm.
The Knoll Barcelona Chair was designed by Mies van der Rohe when he was at the Bauhaus school. The barcelona chair was designed for the King of Spain in 1929. The chair takes exquisite skill to make, with over 100 individual leather patches which are sewn togther by hand, giving it both strength and durability as well as looking fabulous. It is extremely comfortable and has becoem a design classic. Due to its popularity the Barcelona Chair has become one of the most imitated designs of all time. When looking to purchase, make sure you ensure that it is authentic by checking out the company logo engraved on the right leg.
So there you have it. Maybe you agree with the list or maybe not. However, we hope it has given you food for thought and maybe that touch of inspiration.
Jonathan is a freelance writer who just wishes that he could relax on a Barcelona Chair