Top Picks for the Design-Obsessed

Top Picks for the Design-Obsessed

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If you have someone on your gift list who loves design and furniture, you’re in luck. There are plenty of amazing gift options to choose from that are sure to delight even the most discerning design aficionado.

0shortage of gifts that will appeal to design lovers. And the best part is that these gifts don’t just look great — they’re also practical and functional, making them perfect for everyday use.

Whether you’re shopping for a design-savvy friend, a fashionable relative or a design-obsessed colleague, there’s a gift on this list that is sure to please. Read on to discover our top picks for holiday gifts that celebrate design and furniture.

Pagode Sofa


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An elegant masterpiece by the husband-and-wife designer duo Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen, the Pagode Sofa is unknown to most. Avantgarde and artistic for its time, its low, almost flat, armrests and beautiful V-shaped legs make it light and precise in its design language — and give the sofa a contemporary look. Taking its name from Asian architecture, it is expressive and unique in its simplicity — much like the temples it refers to. First presented to the world in 1956, today it remains a striking piece of design.

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Herman Miller


Famously described as “a special refuge from the strains of modern living,” the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. Unparalleled craftsmanship and rigorous attention to detail made it a fixture in homes across the world.

This fixed-height chair has a molded veneer seat and back shell; the ottoman has a molded veneer shell. Both the chair and ottoman have foam cushions with leather upholstery and a black enameled base with polished aluminum accents. The chair has a swivel mechanism.

Half Dome Overhang Lamp


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Half Dome is a great mount with endless variations of lighting and sky situations and seasonal characteristics; the many images reflect the varied creative responses to this remarkable granite monolith. The moonlight has a particular size of diameter as people imagine it. The dimension of Half Dome light follows our image of the moonlight size. This outdoor light, suspended over the structure, seems to be the moonlight.

Coco Accent Table

Chanintr and Co


Designed by Barbara Barry, the Coco Accent Table – Bronze is small but mighty. This pint-sized piece features eclectic metal legs, hand-crafted into stalks of bamboo and a Nero Marquina polished marble top. Variations in the marble’s natural veining render each table unique.

CH24 Wishbone Chair

Carl Hansen & Søn

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The timeless icon of modern Danish design and the very first model Hans J. Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949, the CH24 or Wishbone Chair, has been in continuous production since its introduction in 1950.

When designing the CH24, Wegner chose to combine the back- and armrest into a single piece. To give stability to the steam-bent top and ensure comfortable support, Wegner developed the characteristic Y-shaped back that the Wishbone Chair is named after and a form that is uniquely its own.

N-CT01 Coffee Table

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Kinuta N CT01

With its construction being based on the many facades and doors that you find in shrines, temples and traditional architecture all over Japan, the various wooden parts of the sofa table are intentionally spaced and leveled with high precision, making the furniture piece light in its appearance. The spacing between each element lets the light travel through to make for an organic, living piece of furniture. The stone top carries references to the minimalist designs by famous, Danish designer Poul Kjærholm.

The Ultimate Bath

Barbara Sallick / Rizzoli

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The Ultimate Bath” by Waterworks co-founder Barbara Sallick is a beautifully illustrated guide to the most luxurious bathroom designs. Featuring contributions from top architects and interior designers, including Nate Berkus, Suzanne Kasler, Commune Designs and many more, the book showcases a range of stunning bathrooms, from grand and high-style to bold and colorful. With its emphasis on timeless design and function, “The Ultimate Bath” is the perfect inspiration for anyone looking to create their own dream bathroom.

Deeda Blair: Food, Flowers, & Fantasy

Deeda Blair / Rizzoli

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In her first book, “Deeda Blair: Food, Flowers & Fantasy,” style icon and preeminent hostess Deeda Blair invites readers into her home and shares her inspirations and recipes for creating unique and personal table settings and floral arrangements. With six fantasy meals, over 80 recipes and evocative photographs, this book is a must-have for anyone looking to add a touch of fantasy and enchantment to their entertaining. Collaborating closely with design writer and tastemaker Deborah Needleman, Blair also shares personal anecdotes and helpful serving suggestions, making this book a valuable resource for anyone looking to develop their own unique and envied style.

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