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Gift Ideas for Design Enthusiasts

Gift Ideas for Design Enthusiasts

There are few times in a year where we just love to surprise our friends with presents; if you’re looking for some creative gifts for a creative, we’ve compiled an ultimate gift-guide just for you! 

KAWS JIGSAW PUZZLE

1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle by Brian Donnelly. see more

A perfect puzzle for Snoopy lovers and KAWS enthusiasts. This fun and challenging colorful 1000 piece puzzle was designed to celebrate KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness 2019 exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

KAWS (born Brian Donnelly) is a world-renowned American artist and designer whose work includes repeated use of figurative characters and motifs. Some of his characters are his own creations, while others are reworked versions of existing icons, such as the beloved Snoopy. Kaws’ work is characterized by emphasizing color and line, as represented in the Stay Steady puzzle. His work is exhibited in galleries and museums, held in permanent collections, and avidly collected by individuals.

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BONES BLUE PILLOW

This pillow was designed by Mogollon whose work has been featured on Vogue Japan and at the frontage of a Seoul Mall in South Korea.

Designed by Mogollon. see more

ULTRAFRAGOLA MIRROR / LAMP

Designed by Ettore Sottsass. see more

Its devious style insinuates long wavy hair, it belongs to the Mobili Grigi series of complete bedroom and living room furnishings designed by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova in 1970. 

“As for the lights that emerge from the ‘gray furniture,’ don’t tombs always have flickering lights that brighten the sadness of spirits wandering through the valley of dust? Don’t submarines have trembling green lights in their holds? The lights are designed to come out of the fiberglass body, like the splendid whiteness of the skin of breasts, the glowing red of the head of a penis in the pornographic night, something of that sort – I mean something like Japanese fireflies, which transform May nights into solid matter. Could anything be more ridiculous?”

Ettore Sottsass, “Could anything be more ridiculous?, in “Design”, London, 262, October, 1970

EAMES ELEPHANT – LIMITED EDITION 

Charles and Ray Eames developed a toy elephant made of plywood in 1945; however, this piece never went into production. One prototype was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1946 and still survives today’s Eames family archives. To commemorate its 75th anniversary, Vitra is launching a special series limited to 999 pieces, each of which has a special numbered label.

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, 1945. see more

KUSAMA PUMPKIN SCULPTURE

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Through visually sensational means, Yayoi Kusama presents a universally familiar form. Her love for pumpkin art has significantly shaped her practice for over 70 years. Discover and collect art from her iconic pop pumpkin series, with astounding bold color palettes, polka dots, and organic forms.

Designed by Yayoi Kusama, 2007. see more

MONDRI VASE

Designed with three different chambers, it is a minimalist aesthetic centered in basic geometric forms and primary colors. The Mondri vase is a homage to the Netherlands-based De Stijl art movement.The shapes and colors of this versatile vase clearly reference Piet Mondrian’s work, one of the founding members of the movement.

Designed by Frank Kerdil . see more

RONDANINI MEDUSA BUST

Roman copy after a 5th-century BC Greek original by Phidias. see more

Sculpture affixes another dimension to our homes that appends the architecture and draws new corporealities and textures into a room. For an overall statement of personal taste, here’s a Roman copy after a 5th-century BC Greek original by Phidias, set on Athena Parthenos’ shield.

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