Check Out These Stylish Holiday Gift Ideas For Art & Design Freaks
Let’s face it, art and design junkies are possibly the most discerning bunch of people you know. Thankfully, we’ve sussed out some of the most tasteful holiday gifts for that upcoming gift exchange so you can impress them. Dust shoulders.
This piece will add an eclectic accent to the home of that Surrealist art fanatic – all while offering some evil eye protection against any bad juju.
Brass pendants, $580 each, Chloe
Alphabet pendants are as personal as gifts can go. These ones are perfect for the art fiend as they recall the tactile world of renowned Colombian abstract artist Olga de Amaral.
Series #10 Clash Celluloid Galbanum perfume, $95, Dover Street Market Singapore
Comme des Garcons’ perfume art director Christian Astuguevielle’s latest concoction is an intriguing mix of synthetic and organic notes including lemon oil and dry amber that is bound to appeal to those who like things a little abstract when it comes to scents.
Neous leather and wood sandals, $1,126, On Pedder
Part art sculpture, part statement fashion piece, these sandals with the organically-moulded wooden heels are by the cult London-based footwear label which is known for its Bauhaus influence.
Dior/Lindbergh, Books Kinokuniya
This two-volume tome features the final project between Dior longtime collaborator Peter Lindbergh before his passing in Sept this year. It captures the photographer’s ambitious idea to immortalise 70 years of Dior’s archive designs shot against the backdrop of Times Square. Instant collector’s item.
Valentino roped in four contemporary poets like Yrsa Daley-Ward and Robert Montgomery for Fall who incorporated romantic lines into the designs. This 90cm by 90cm scarf comes with the inscription: “You thought I was too dark until I stretched into a galaxy.”
Fern Fans birchwood and cotton voile fan, US$80 (S$109), www.net-a-porter
A thoughtful gift for our weather, this fan is handmade in Spain and features delicate floral paintings which are hand painted.
Japan Best wood and horse hair clothes brush set 245 pounds (S$429), www.mrporter.com
This travel kit is crafted by Uno Hake which has been creating such brushes since 1917. Nippon-holics will approve.
Postal leather and jacquard frame bag, $3,800, Loewe
10 points for the modern take on the vintage frame bag. 20 points for the chic Le Corbusier colour palette.
Atelier Swarovski Tigris metal necklace with crystals, $1,290, Swarovski
Modern art fans will take a liking to the amorphous form of this glittering necklace which is handset in paved crystals.
Futura Laboratories x A-Cold-Wall* cotton tote, $500, Dover Street Market Singapore
In true Futura style, this tote feature’s the graffiti legend’s signature ink-splattered motif.
Gabriela Hearst mini Diana leather minaudiere, $3,590, Pedder On Scotts
Sustainable fashion designer Gabriela Hearst makes some of the most covetable and artistic bag designs like this accordion-style design is named after Diana Ross. Like the diva’s head-turning presence, this piece is bound to make an entrance.
Ann Demeulemeester for Serax stainless steel table spoon, US$222 (S$302) for a set of six, www.modaoperandi.com
Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester’s debut into homeware includes this hand-faceted spoons which are worthy of a spot in a cool art gallery gift shop.
Ceramic ornament, $130, Paul Smith
That special someone will approve of this figurine which is inspired by the British designer’s quirky habit of collecting rabbit sculptures as they supposedly usher in good luck.
Wool sweater, $1,300, Gucci
A perfect gift for the woke friend thanks to its ’70s feminist slogan emblazoned across the chest.
The Handle leather and metal clutch, $5,460, Bottega Veneta
Daniel Lee of Bottega Veneta is fashion’s reigning prince of Brutalist chic – and this sculptural bag is proof of that.
Phantom Reactor aluminium and stainless steel speaker, from $1,890, Devialet
Audiophiles will appreciate the immersive sound and modern design of this speaker by the French label which now comes in a super sleek matte black finish for the first time. Legs sold separately.
Calfskin and canvas vinyl boombox, $46,000, Hermes
Made for the one who has it all, this portable record player features a vertical turntable and makes for the perfect showpiece to any home party.
Minaudiere LV Building minaudiere, $10,300, Louis Vuitton
A Chrysler Building-shaped bag for that architecture junkie? No brainer.