7 Christmas gifts ideas for design lovers

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It can be difficult to find Christmas gifts ideas for friends and family. That’s why we have selected 7 Christmas gifts ideas for everyone: a timeless classic wood monkey, a lovely cat, a toy for adults or kids alike, and others items that will please any design addicts.

# 1 – Smeg kettle Tea, a christmas gift idea for gourmets

The eye-catching SMEG KLF04 Kettle Variable Temperature was created for SMEG, an Italian company. Impressive in design, with its 1950’s Retro Style, this kettle has a polished stainless steel body combined with a smooth finish and chrome detailing. Features include a soft-opening lid, 360-degree swivel base, a removable filter and 7 temperature settings ranging from 50 to 100 degrees centigrade. Last, capacity is 1,7 litre.

It’s the ideal choice for those who are passionate about drinking coffee and tea. Brew the perfect cup using this kettle, which is available in several colors. You can check the Smeg Indonesia Official Store for price and availability.

#2 – Kisu, a Christmas gift for cat lovers

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Aarnio Kisu

If your children asked you a cat but you are reluctant to have an animal at home, this is the perfect Christmas gift idea! This cat has no claws, it is the last creation of Eero Aarnio, a Finnish Designer.

Eero Aarnio is responsible for some of the most recognisable and best loved pieces of furniture of the last century. He designed just to name a few the Ball Chair, The Bubble Chair, The Pony (see pictures below). They are extraordinary because they have been designed in an extraordinary way: from a place of love and optimism.

Generally, each objects shows the play of fantasy and imagination which is so characteristic for Eero Aarnio. At 88 years old, the Finnish designer has added a minimal cat ornament to the Eero Aarnio Originals collection. The name is Kisu – a word that translates from Finnish into English as “kitty”.

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Kisu means “Kitty” in Finnish

The cat has always been a very sympathetic animal character for me,” added Aarnio.

Suited to both indoor and outdoor environments, Kisu is made from polyethylene and comes in two colors, Black and White. You can order Kisu at the Aarnio Originals online shop for about 1,4 million Rp (not including shipping costs and import taxes).

#3 – A Christmas gift idea for kids and adults alike

For those who prefer horses, Aarnio also designed Rosinante. Carousels and ferriswheels have always fascinated children and adults all over the world. This in mind I started designing a product which I haven’t seen before: a modern rocking horse for adults and children. Traditionally a rocking horse only rocks back and forth, but this horse has a base which also enables us to spin. And because the horse is made in Spain, it was naturally named after Don Quixote’s world famous horse, Rosinante.

Novo Design can import Rosinante in Indonesia, please contact the customer service to request a quote.

#4 – FollowMe Lamp, a christmas gift for nomades

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Marset FollowMe Lamp

The FollowMe Table Lamp is a portable and rechargeable table lamp that can be taken wherever you go. It comes with LED technology, a dimmer, built-in battery and USB port for recharging. Compact and small, it almost looks like a personal accessory. It is made by MARSET, a Spanish lighting brand that crafts characterful atmospheres using light and shadow.

This lamp won the prestigious Red Dot Award for Lighting Design. The FollowMe Small Version (Height: 28,8cm x Diameter: 12,3cm) costs about 4,7 millions Rp, while the FollowMe Large Version (Height: 43,5cm x Diameter: 18,5cm) costs about 8,3 millions Rp.

#5 – Vondom Love Chair

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Vondom Love Chairs (Adults and Kids Versions)

With its flowing curves, organic forms and large choice of colors, Love Chair is an elegant chair suitable for indoor and outdoor. It is available in many different colors, from trendy Almond Green or Navy Blue to vibrant Red or minimal White. It is the perfet gift idea if you need to replace old chairs. Vondom Love Chairs won the Red Dot Awards in 2020.

A Set of 4 Love Chairs is about 20 Millions Rp, and a Kids version is also available on request at Novo Design Online Store.

#6 – An iconic monkey, a traditional Christmas gift idea

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The monkey with the pranksters look and the light colored belly has great personality. It transformed kids rooms into jungles and sparked dreams of far-away places since 1951. On Danish television it has a permanent place as a mascot in wildlife programs. The Kay Bojensen Monkey is a very popular toy in the playroom and a much-loved design icon in a future home.

It is carefully hand-made; as you can see in this video.

Despite being sold as a toy, we think it is more suitable for children over 10 years old or adults to decorate a room. You can have a look at the Monkeys Collection at the Kay Bojensen online shop. Different sizes and finishes are avaible, with a starting price of about 1,4 millions Rp (not including shipping costs and import duties).

# 7 – Gifts for purists: a design-awarded item

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Find more inspiration in our Look Book

Lovers of minimalist design can find Christmas gift ideas in our Look Book on Design-awarded furniture and lights. You can find unforgettable gifts that stand the test of time, as all the products in the Look Book won a prestigious international design Award. With this selection of unique designs, you are sure to please the loved ones.

You can read this Look Book here.

Tell us in the Comments if you wish to order an item of this selection, or suggest another designer item for Christmas.

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