2018 DESIGN LOVER’S GIFT GUIDE

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Britto Charette Designers Share Their Favorite Gifts for the Design Lovers on Your List

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Photo courtesy of Jack Hobhouse/Living Architecture

Still shopping? Don’t panic. It’s not too late to find the perfect gift for the design enthusiast on your “nice” list. From books to furniture to confections, our #brittocharette team has you covered.

FOR THE BIBLIOPHILE

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Photo courtesy of TASCHEN

This gorgeous tome highlights the incredible work of our team’s favorite architect, Zaha Hadid. Available in hardcover from TASCHEN.

FOR THE WORLD TRAVELER

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Photo courtesy of Jack Hobhouse

Give the gift of travel AND great design with a stay at a LIVING ARCHITECTURE holiday home. Founded in 2006, the U.K. company provides design enthusiasts with the chance to experience exceptional architecture and design by renting truly inspiring homes, like Long House pictured here. With rentals scattered across England, you’ll be spoiled for choice. This just might be a gift you have to give yourself.

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Photo courtesy of Jack Hobhouse

FOR RELAXATION

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Photo courtesy of Bello Spazio

The holidays mean company. For a stylish solution to accommodating guests, we recommend the Suita Day Bed by Vitra. Designed by Antonio Citterio in 2010, the Suita system is seen as a tribute to mid-century American design. The Suita sofa family consists of many individual components that can be used as independent elements or freely combined to adapt to all kinds of interior environments and furnishing needs. After your guests leave, it becomes a perfect place to read or nap. Available now from our friends at Bello Spazio. P: 786.916.6123

FOR REJUVENATION

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ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
Pampering is just a click away. The minimalist and streamlined packaging caught our attention. The product is perfect for dry and thirsty winter skin.

FOR THE HOME

1.- Gear Vases

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Gear Vases by Philippe Bestenheider for Driade

We love these beautiful and sophisticated vases in a matte-white finish. Our friends at Bello Spazio tell us, “the shape of the GEAR vases is a play on geometry, based on the shape of gears. The same gear shape crosses vertically and horizontally to create the three-dimensional surface of the vases. Put together, these containers mesh perfectly, like the gears in a mechanism.”

Ceramic vase in matte-white outside and glossy-white inside.
Dimensions Tall Vase Ø 15″ H x 42″ Low Table Center Ø 34″ H x 12″
Available now at P: 786.916.6123

2.- EAMES ELEPHANT

Also from our friends at Bello Spazio comes this charming Eames Elephant (small). Charles and Ray Eames developed a toy elephant made of plywood in 1945; however, the piece never went into production. This scaled-down version is made of robust plastic and can be used as a child’s toy or a decorative object. It’s sure to brighten any environment.

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FURNITURE

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Photo courtesy of Bello Spazio

Want to give a gift in the New Year? Call Bello Spazio to order the Componibili by Kartell, designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri. Our team can’t get enough of the modular, metallic containers available in gold, silver, and copper. The design has been lauded for over forty years and recognized at the MoMA and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

Material: Metalic ABS plastic
Dimensions 22.8 ”h x 12.5 ” diameter

FOR THE VEGETARIAN

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Photo courtesy of Planta South Beach

PLANTA, a vegetarian restaurant with locations in Toronto and South Beach, provides a feast for the palate and the eye. Our team loves the open, airy space and the bold geometric lines. Gift cards are available online for the Toronto location by clicking here. Stop by the South Beach location to purchase a gift card. If you’re looking for a festive and cruelty-free way to ring in the New Year, Planta is accepting reservations for a special New Year’s Eve seating.

FOR THE SWEET TOOTH

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Photo courtesy of Adam Turoni

Forget sugarplums. One of our favorite chocolatiers, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, serves up delectable truffles from his beautiful storefronts in Savannah. The packaging is festive and the confections are works of art. Order here. If you order an extra box for yourself, your secret will be safe with us.

FOR THE ROMANTIC

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“I Supermoon You” Photo courtesy of Luis Fernando

Want to give the love of your life the moon? How about the gift of a Supermoon? Our Wynwood office is hosting an exhibit of artist Luis Fernando’s works, including his popular I Supermoon You. Fernando says, “I Supermoon You is a piece designed for the romantics, those who look up at the night sky in wonder and feel expansive, inspired, and hopeful. Few things can be more romantic than telling someone: I Supermoon You.”
Image printed on photographic paper. Text silkscreened on glass. Wood frame.
This is a limited edition piece of six prints and two artist’s proofs.
Size: 83 x 125 centimeters (32 x 49 inches)

And just in case you’re wondering…we don’t accept any kind of payment for the products we highlight or feature on our blog. No paid advertising, no pay-per-click. Just our design team’s honest sharing of what we love.

Located in Wynwood, Miami? We invite you to contact us at our office:

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P:305-640-5005  |   Email: contact@brittocharette.com

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