Archive for the ‘2010 Holiday Gift Guide’ Category
With only two day to go before the big day we thought you would appreciate some last minute suggestions……..
A simple sterling silver band
A classic modern sterling silver band to be enjoyed every day.
You don’t have to be a scientist to appreciate the form and colour of this molecular structure model. Made in Japan. A great piece of sculpture for your coffee table!
Italian glass table light
Make a statement with this beautiful Italian cased glass table light. Attributed to Italian design firm Guzzini. Circa 1970.
Stay warm this winter with this fun post-modern thermal carafe by Italian design firm Guzzini. Circa 1980.
Silver and amethyst brooch by La Cucaracha
Baubles are not just for the tree! Let her discover this beautiful silver and amethyst brooch by famed Mexican silver shop La Cuaracha. Circa 1950.
Serve your loved ones some tea and goodies on Christmas morning with this beautifully crafted teak tray by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk, Denmark. Circa 1960.
Lotte Bostlund table light
Light up your world with this rare stoneware table light by Canuck designer Lotte Bostlund. Handpainted with original fibreglass shade. Signed ‘Lotte’. Circa 1960.
Lounge in this superb bent plywood armchair. Complete with forest green wool crepe upholstery. Circa 1960.
Jorgen Jensen modernist ring
Wear some art with this beautiful modernist ring made of Pewter by Jorgen Jensen son of Georg Jensen. Circa 1960. Denmark. Signed on reverse.
Feel ‘number one’ relaxing in this rare and iconic ‘First Chair’ by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Design, Milan. Dated 1983. Italy.
Artist bio available.
Stainless steel wine rack
Need more storage for your vintages? Consider this highly architectural wine rack constructed from industrial grade stainless steel.
View the time in style with this rare ‘Airport Terminal’ stainless steel digital clock salvaged from Toronto’s Pearson International airport. Circa 1970.
‘Op Art’ ceramic container by Arthur Wood
Opt for some stylish storage with this ceramic container with vibrant ‘Op Art’ graphic.
Design by Arthur Wood, England. Circa 1970.
Phone home with this rare ‘Acid Green’ push button telephone. Made by Stromberg-Carlson USA. Dated 1977. Fully working.
Roy Lichenstein ‘Stepping Out’ poster
Add some ‘Pop’ to your space with this rare poster by Roy Lichenstein entitled ‘Stepping Out’.
Issued by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Dated 1987.
Light up your life with this stylish ‘Fly’ light fixture by Ferruccio Laviani for Italian company Kartell. Made from a vibrant red transparent methacrylate. Circa 1990.
Holmegaard ‘Labrador’ vase by Per Lutken
A beautiful cylindrical ‘Labrador’ series vase in ‘Pistachio’ green. Design by Per Lutken for Danish glass company Holmegaard. Circa 1960. Signed.
Flavio Poli ‘Sommerso’ vase
A beautiful free blown ‘Sommerso’ vase attributed to Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri D’Arte. Italy. Circa 1960.
A striking colour combination!
Be the ‘belle of the ball’ with this beautiful abstract sterling silver ‘Anchor’ necklace by Norwegian silversmith Anna Greta. Dated 1968.
‘Cylinder’ table lights by Origina
Brighten up your bedside with these canary yellow ‘cylinder’ table lights by Canadian lighting company Origina. Complete with original dim switches. Circa 1970.
Pay homage to an icon with this rare ‘Dylan’ poster dated 1966. Designed by graphic artist Milton Glaser, Push Pin Studios, NY.
Artist bio available.
Eames Aluminium series chair EA 117
Relax with your favorite winter read in this original Aluminium series lounge chair EA 117 by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Originally designed in 1958. Ours is dated 1970. Complete with ‘burnt orange’ upholstery!
Slany-Design ‘Colombus’ thermal carafe
Serve up the beverage of your choice using this vibrant green ‘Columbus’ thermal carafe by German firm Slany-Design.
Grind your own beans with this stylish and functional coffee grinder KSM 1 by Reinhold Weiss for Braun. Dated 1967.
Italian desk light by Veneta Lumi
Throw some light on the subject with this futuristic Italian desk light by Veneta Lumi. Circa 1970.
A beautiful free blown vase in a vivid ‘emerald’ green by Finnish designer Tamara Aladin for Riihimaen. Dated 1970.
Le Corbusier ‘Basculant’ lounge chair
A classic ‘Basculant’ lounge chair in grey leather and black enamel steel. Originally designed by Le Corbusier in the 1930′s. Ours is an early 1980′s Italian re-issue.
Italian floor light by Reggiani
A stylish chrome floor light with adjustable shade by Italian lighting firm Reggiani.
The ‘Burnt orange’ diffuser is very ambient! Circa 1970.
‘Op Art’ ceramic vase by Rosenthal
A great ‘Op Art vase’ by German ceramic & glass company Rosenthal. Circa 1970.
A superb graphic and colour combination!
‘Gemini’ candle holders by Peter Karpf
A sculptural pair of brushed stainless steel candle holders by Danish designer Peter Karpf. First designed in 1953. Ours date around 1960.
A perfect centerpiece for the holiday dinner table!
A fantastic Italian ‘Cobalt’ blue wine rack to house all your holiday vintages! Circa 1980.
Bertoia side chair #420C
Stay stylish and comfortable with our original wire side chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll Associates.
First designed in 1953. Ours are Circa 1960. Made by Knoll.
With the holiday season well and truly upon us we thought it might be helpful to suggest some stylish gift ideas for all the design enthusiasts in your life. We will suggest items from our holiday gift guide every day up to December 24th. Each item will also be available to view and purchase through our Online Store as well as in our boutique at 965 Queen St West. If you have any questions feel free to contact us!
Timo Sarpaneva ‘I-glass’ vase
A beautiful free blown ‘I-glass’ vase in a vibrant blue by Finnish designer Timo Sarpaneva.
Made for Iittala, Finland. Dated 1956. Signed in diamond point ‘TS’
Such a stunning form & colour!
A beautiful pair of male & female ‘torso’ sculptures carved from plaster and gold gilt. Mounted on Lucite plates. Artist unknown. Expertly carved!
Italian Sterling Silver bracelet
A simple modern Sterling Silver bracelet with toggle & bar closure. Stamped 925.
Gunnar Larsen framed ‘Mode Aventgarde’ poster
A rare and striking poster produced to promote the highly influential fashion publication ‘Mode Aventgarde’
Created by iconic Danish photographer Gunnar Larsen. Circa 1970.
The posters produced to promote this publication were never sold, but would be circulated in a limited number throughout Paris prior to the release date of each edition.
Artist bio available
An architectural magazine rack
A fantastic architectural magazine rack constructed from black steel rod. Circa 1950.
Could also be used to store firewood for those cold nights!