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Gifts for design lovers

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Gifts for design lovers

Gifts for those who like to surround themselves with beautiful objects. The applied arts are a big challenge even for the world's best designers. Creating an object that combines functionality with beauty is never easy. And yet, these objects make beautiful gifts.

 

A cutting board you will not want to hide

UBRD - A young Czech company from the foothills of Brdy mountains joined forces with designer Petr Novagu and together they won the iF Design Award 2019 for their collection of cutting boards and knife stands. The dark brown wood of American walnut with purple annealing gives the products a luxurious look that will stand out in any kitchen. The slight bevel on one side refers to the shape of the Czech national flag and is a practical element that provides a firm grip of the board and helps to transfer chopped food from the board to the pot or a bowl.

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The icons of the world's best design

The designers of the Italian brand Alessi like to play. They take everyday practical household items and transform them into refined design objects with perfect functionality. They love irony, surprise and a sense of humour. For example, the intentionally "incorrect" lighter Firebird lights up emotions even 30 years after it was created. For this reason, Alessi products are also popular gifts. Practical, everyday objects that are great to look at and have fun.

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The colour palette of his/her style

Colors set the mood and can greatly contribute to the atmosphere of the interior. If the person you want to give a gift to is a design lover, he for sure keeps his interior in a defined colour palette. If you're not sure what the colour is, you can choose dinnerware in universal colour - black or white. You can also do something completely different and - if his or her interior is arranged in neutral shades - go for some tableware pieces in their favourite colour to brighten up the mood.

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Vase 20 cm, green, Lyngby
Outlet
69,95 € –10 %
Vase 20 cm, green, Lyngby
In stock (4 pcs)
62,95 €
LY201041
doza na maslo ship shape alessi cerna 1
28 €
ALASG13B
181415 odstavnovac juicy salif alessi stribrny 1
85 €
ALPSJS
Cocktail shaker GRAND CRU 20 cm, Rosendahl
53,95 €
RSD18730
cednik max le chinois alessi 30 cm 1
395 €
AL90025
Cutting board VLAJKA L 40 cm, American walnut, UBRD UBRD114LAO
Cutting board VLAJKA L 40 cm, oak, UBRD
142 €
UBRD114LDU
Dessert plate COPPER SWIRL 20 cm, MIJ
14,29 €
MIJC3760
Dining bowl BLACK PEARL 19,5 cm, 800 ml, MIJ
15,99 €
MIJC2443
Dining bowl BLUE PLUM & CHERRY BLOSSOM 300 ml, set of 4 pcs, MIJ MIJRW0006
zapalovac firebird alessi cerny 1
75 €
ALGV34B
zapalovac firebird alessi zlaty 1
125 €
ALGV34GD
181157 misa na ovoce joy no 11 alessi 21 cm zlata 1
270 €
ALCR0221GGD
181172 kosik na ovoce la stanza dello scirocco 2 ALMT02B
181616 misa na ovoce la stanza dello scirocco 2 ALMT03B
181322 misa na ovoce trinity alessi 26 cm stribrna 1
108 €
ALACO02
Ice bucket Grand Cru 16 cm, stainless steel, Rosendahl RSD18744
Knife block ANGLED, white, Eva Solo
96 €
ES515291
Magnetic knife stand 28 x 18 cm, American walnut, UBRD UBRD69AO
Mini vase HAMMERSHOI, set of 3 pcs, green/blue/indigo, Kähler KHL692398
Mini vase HAMMERSHOI, set of 3 pcs, white, Kähler
59,95 €
KHL692397
ALEM10 1 ALEM10
drzak na kancelarske sponky chip alessi 1
55 €
ALRT01
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Best gifts for design lovers

Design is the artful fusion of aesthetics, functionality, and purpose to create objects, spaces, and experiences that resonate with both visual appeal and practical utility. It encompasses the intentional arrangement of elements, whether tangible or intangible, to convey meaning and evoke emotions. Design is a language that communicates ideas, values, and intentions through form, color, texture, and composition. It goes beyond mere decoration, delving into the realm of problem-solving, innovation, and user-centered thinking. From graphic design that shapes visual communication to interior design that transforms spaces, and product design that enhances usability, design is a multidisciplinary realm that shapes the way we interact with the world around us, leaving an indelible mark on our perceptions and experiences.

What makes a design lover?

A design lover is an individual who possesses a deep appreciation, enthusiasm, and passion for all aspects of design. This encompasses a wide spectrum, including visual aesthetics, functionality, creativity, and innovation. Design lovers have a keen eye for detail and are captivated by the ways in which design influences various aspects of daily life, from architecture and interior spaces to products, fashion, graphics, and digital interfaces. They recognize the thought and intention behind well-crafted designs and are often drawn to the intricacies of form, color, texture, and composition. Design lover is curious about the stories and processes that shape the creation of visual and functional experiences, and they are constantly inspired by the interplay between creativity and practicality in the design world.

For design lovers, finding the perfect gift involves celebrating their passion for aesthetics, innovation, and functional beauty. Consider these ideas that resonate with their appreciation for design excellence:

  • Design Icons: Gifts inspired by iconic designs that have left a lasting impact on the world of aesthetics. If you are looking for this type of gift make sure you check the offers by such brands as Alessi or Stelton which offer many products that are considered design icons and that make perfect gifts - kettles, espresso makers, fruit bowls, tea and coffee accessories, corkscrews, etc.

  • Design Award-Winning Products: Choose items that have been recognized with prestigious design awards such as the Red Dot Award or the iF Design Award. These products showcase exceptional creativity and innovation.

  • Famous Designer Collaborations: Seek out products resulting from collaborations with renowned designers. Examples include fashion collections by Karl Lagerfeld or limited-edition home decor pieces by Philippe Starck.

  • Coffee Table Books: Beautifully designed coffee table books or modern, designer photo albums provide both aesthetic pleasure and knowledge.

  • Architectural Model Kits: Intricate model kits of famous architectural landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower or Fallingwater, offer hands-on engagement with design history.

  • Artisanal Handcrafts: Handcrafted items that blend traditional craftsmanship with modern design sensibilities, such as intricately designed ceramics or artisanal textiles.

  • Design Subscription Box: Subscription services that curate unique design-focused items, from innovative gadgets to artistic home decor, delivered periodically.

  • Limited-Edition Prints: Prints of famous art pieces or posters featuring iconic graphic designs can bring a touch of artistic sophistication to their space.

  • Designer Fragrances: Perfumes or colognes created by well-known designers often come in elegantly designed bottles that reflect their aesthetic.

  • Museum Memberships: Gift them a membership to a renowned design or art museum, providing access to exhibitions, lectures, and events that inspire.

  • Designer Tech Accessories: Sleek phone cases, laptop sleeves, or tech gadgets crafted with design in mind add a touch of elegance to their daily life.

  • Statement Jewelry: Jewelry designed by famous artists or designers can be wearable pieces of art, reflecting their unique style.

  • Modern Wall Art: Abstract or contemporary art pieces that mirror design principles and serve as conversation-starters.

  • Designer Furniture Replicas: Miniature replicas of iconic furniture pieces like the Barcelona Chair or the Panton Chair can be both decorative and educational.

  • Design Workshop or Class: Enroll them in a design-related workshop, like furniture making, interior design, or graphic design, allowing them to explore their creative side.

When choosing a gift for a design lover, look for items that resonate with their specific design preferences, whether it's modern, minimalistic, vintage-inspired, or avant-garde. A thoughtful gift that reflects their love for design will surely be cherished and admired.

How to choose a perfect gift? What aspects should you consider when buying a present?

Choosing the perfect gift involves thoughtful consideration of the recipient's interests, preferences, and occasion. Here are key aspects to consider when buying a present:

  • Recipient's Interests: Tailor the gift to the recipient's hobbies, passions, and activities. A gift related to something they love shows that you've put effort into selecting something meaningful.

  • Occasion: Consider the reason for the gift—whether it's a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or a special milestone. The occasion can guide you toward appropriate gift options.

  • Relationship: Your relationship with the recipient matters. A gift for a close friend might be different from a gift for a coworker or a family member.

  • Age: The age of the recipient can influence the type of gift that would be suitable. Gifts for children, teenagers, and adults can differ significantly.

  • Personalized Touch: Personalized gifts with the recipient's name, initials, or a special date can add a unique and sentimental touch.

  • Practicality: Consider whether the gift will be useful in the recipient's daily life. Practical gifts that align with their needs can be thoughtful and appreciated.

  • Quality: Choose a gift of good quality that reflects your care and consideration. Well-made items tend to last longer and leave a positive impression.

  • Surprise Factor: If possible, add an element of surprise or novelty to the gift. Something unexpected can make the present even more memorable.

  • Sentimental Value: A gift that holds sentimental value, such as a cherished memory or inside joke, can create a deep emotional connection.

  • Cultural Sensitivity: Be mindful of the recipient's cultural background and beliefs to ensure your gift is appropriate and respectful.

  • Ethical Considerations: If the recipient has strong ethical beliefs, choose a gift that aligns with their values, such as sustainable or cruelty-free products.

  • Budget: Set a budget that you're comfortable with and choose a gift within that range. Thoughtfulness matters more than the price tag.

  • Avoid Stereotypes: Avoid relying on clichés or stereotypes when choosing a gift. Think about the individual rather than relying on generalizations.

  • Gift Cards: If you're uncertain about the recipient's preferences, a gift card to their favourite store or restaurant allows them to choose what they'd like.

  • Presentation: Consider how the gift will be presented. Thoughtful wrapping or packaging can enhance the overall experience.

Remember, the best gifts show that you've taken the time to understand and consider the recipient's personality and preferences. Ultimately, it's the thought and effort behind the gift that makes it truly meaningful.