In collating our 2016 gift guides we’ve concentrated on the demographic (for little and big kids) and function (an on the go mum, the eternal party host). This time, we turn our curatorial eye to design itself, picking some of our favourite design objects of the past year and pieces of all prices sure to impress a design-discerning companion.
Where better to start than with an award-winning favourite from one of our most trusted purveyour of Scandinavian wares? The luxurious use of steel and marble elevates this from occasional table to dining room centerpiece.
Sydney artist Kate Bananzi has no shortage of structural visuals to adorn your walls with. We love the royal blue version of this ‘Cardiac Atlas’ print, hand pulled by Kate for further character and individuality.
Another Sydney talent, Studiokyss create handcrafted vessels, containers and desk accessories made to order. This set of two copper and tin tumblers will be individually made – so while they make have slight individual quirks, they’ll no doubt be stylish, minimal and expertly-made.
An essential for any design buff, this book covers the incredible design portfolio of Charles and Ray Kaiser Eames and the enduring legacy they left. From their well-known furniture designs to architecture, photography and film endeavours, you’ll have plenty to be inspired by in this read.
Good design and a great cause has got to be our sweet spot, and this handwoven basket from a women’s coop in the Rwenzori Mountains ticks both boxes. The fair trade process, timeless design and quality materials are great, and the philosophy behind the basket and its makers even better.