Although there are still nine whole days until Christmas, it may still be an idea to organise one or the other gift. And so in the second part of our series on gift ideas we “present” here some more wonders of designer furniture that cannot fail to impress: The elephant stool, a paper basket and some exquisite cushions.
Number 1: “The Christmas Elephant”
The Eames Elephant simply belongs in every children’s bedroom. Through its’s irresistable form this imaginative and practical children’s stool encourages children to play and be activite. The Eames Elephants are robust, highly durable and practically indestructible. Just like a real elephant. The design originates from Ray and Charles Eames (1945) but never reached series production during the designers lifetime: Vitra has changed that and offers the thick skinned chap for the first time in series production.
Number 2: “Pllow Fight”
Even when choosing a „simple“ cushion for a couch, armchair or a cozy corner in your favorite room one can always add a bit of designer quality. And the end of the day in comparison to products from large chain stores not everyone has such colors and designs in their living room. Original designs such as, for example, the “Repeat” series from Hella Jongerius (2002) for the textile producer Maharam bring that hint of freshness and individuality to any room. The “Repeat” series is a range of new interpretations on classic designs that Jongerius found in old archives and „pimped“ for the new generation.
Number 3: “Recycling”
As a general rule offices lack color. We assume even those in the Kartell HQ in Noviglio and so can well imagine that such a thought occurred to the Kartell in house design team , “Uficio Tecnico” and so inspired them to create the Paper Basket. Available in an unusually large range of colors, the Kartell Paper basket is available painted or batch-dyed plastic and in opaque transparent or with a satin finish.
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