We’re scouring the design world for the season’s coolest gifts. Next up: Six vibrant pieces – by Poliform, Established & Sons, Moooi and others – that are quirky yet classic.
1 L002 floor lamp by Pedrali
For that friend who just moved into her first industrial-style loft and desperately needs an arc floor lamp to tie it all together. This new line, named L002 and designed by Alberto Basaglia and Natalia Rota Nodari, adds a dash of colour to the iconic form. From 607 Euros.
2 Zig Zag rug by Established & Sons
Sebastian Wrong’s furnishings for Established & Sons, including the faux grain Wrongwoods collection he created with Richard Woods, has the feeling of pop art. He recently designed the dyed yarn Zig Zag rug – which bears a topographic pattern that looks freshly sketched. Price upon request.
3 Shuffle table by &Tradition
Mia Hamborg’s Shuffle table is like a stacking toy for grownups. Designed for &Tradition, the modular occasional table lets you add and subtract its variously painted MDF pieces. It’s a gift that keeps on giving. Approx. $760
4 Ventura by Poliform
With the feel of an instant classic, Ventura, designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, contrasts a matte-laquered oak structure with upholstery in any hue and in the following textiles: fabric, leather, eco-leather and polyurethane. From $1,336.32 (armless version).
5 Gothic chair by Moooi
Studio Job became famous for its art-design pieces with debatable usefulness – think the Robber Baron series. Now it’s made a chair that’s both collectible and functional. Originally created for the Groninger Musuem’s renovation, the rotation-moulded plastic Gothic comes in many colours with contrasting buttons, for an upholstered effect. $475
6 Citrange juicer by Royal VKB
Tired of seeing the Starck Juicer go unused on your best friend’s kitchen shelf? Get him something that actually works. The Citrange, by Quentin de Coster, is shaped to fit into the glass. You can flip it depending on the citrus, from limes to grapefruits. 14.95 Euros.