Design Finds – December 2019
Text: Ingrid Opstad | Press Photos
Need present ideas for the design lover in your life this year? From personalised items to classic design pieces for the home, we have created a gift guide with things you can wrap up and put under the tree. Time to spread some festive joy!
We love the look of this blanket from Portuguese brand CHIcoração, and know that it would be a great gift for those who like being cosy at home. Made with looms from the ‘60s and ‘70s, and finished by hand, it is made of 100 per cent sheep wool with a classic pattern and timeless design. Working great as a bed cover or for the sofa, it will give a splash of colour to any of your rooms.
CHIcoração, ‘Flower’ wool blanket, 1,30 x 1,80 (Mt), From €84
The HT1 clock from Spanish design brand Alba Arribas is decorative, beautiful and elegant – perfect for the design lover in your life who appreciate simplicity and geometric shapes. This triangular concrete clock with black needles is a modern variant of the classic round clock, and can be used as a table clock or conveniently hung on the wall.
Alba Arribas, ‘Clock HT1’, €45
Give a beautiful design piece this Christmas. This Prepese crib from Alessi was designed by Massimo Giacon and is a playful and modern version of the Nativity scene. The design has been enriched over the years by new colour versions and numerous characters, becoming an inevitable piece of interest for both collectors and lovers of Christmas.
Alessi, ‘Presepe’ crib set of 5, €65
Who doesn’t love a personalised gift? These prints from French brand Papier Tigre are customisable, meaning you can get whatever you like printed on them to fit whoever is receiving the gift – a message, a name, a verse… you decide! Available in a range of different colours.
Papier Tigre, ‘Night ABC’ personalised print, €40
A single plate or mug can express the personality of its owner or its recipient, but lots of them together give the opportunity to create personalised table settings for each of the guests, or to spread gleaming messages of optimism. The Lettering collection from Bitossi Home consists of items with a gold letter decorated on white porcelain – a great gift for the one who has ‘everything’.
Bitossi Home, ‘Lettering’ collection, little plate, €16; container, €20; rectangular bowl, €22
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