The best gifts for the modern design lover


Surprise the modern design lover in your life with chic furniture that will look great in their home. Whether it’s an artistic chair, minimalist sofa, or geometric bar cart, they’re sure to love these raised pieces.

Dining / playing table CB2

Today’s homes are full of multifunctional furniture and CB2s Dining / play table ($ 1,699) adds a fun twist (no pun intended). The black marble dining table doubles as a ping pong table with a fully removable net. Serve a sophisticated dinner (the table seats up to six people) or a friendly game (there is also chic paddles to buy). The table has black powder coated steel legs and each black marble slab will be unique.

Modloft Spruce Modular Sofa 09

Modloft is a direct-to-consumer brand that produces high quality modern furniture at an affordable price. Founded in 2005, Modloft’s furniture categories include sofas and sections, beds, coffee tables, bookcases, and modern accents. Neutral colors, clean lines and clean design are the pillars of the Modloft brand. The Modular Sofa in Spruce 09 ($ 3,800) is a low-profile sofa with a minimalist design. Perfect for a modern home with an open floor plan, the sofa is available in the beautiful chalk fabric and can be customized by size (there is an entire spruce range available), as well as a left or right facing daybed. . It is covered with a soft, easy-to-clean and durable basket weave fabric and has a strong internal construction, which ensures its durability. There is a lower back and cushions for a structured look. modelloft.com

Brabbu bathtub Maison Valentina Petra

Yes, even your bathroom can benefit from some super chic upgrades. If you are able to splurge, Petra bathtub by Maison Valentina ($ 15,000), available from Brabbu, is fabulous. Inspired by the ancient city of Petra where buildings are carved into stone cliffs, this tub features a clean-lined wooden base and Ibizan marble. The wood has a black sheen and looks shiny and shiny against the carved marble design. White marble is handcrafted with the highest level of craftsmanship. brabbu.com

Tom sachs Store chair

Contemporary artist Tom Sachs is known for his art and sculptures which are often remakes of consumer goods. Some of his famous works include the Guillotine Chanel, Lunar Module, HG (Hermès hand grenade) and more. Sachs is also an architect by training and even worked for iconic architect Frank Gehry in his LA furniture studio. Tom Sachs Furniture is an extension of his sculpting practice and each piece is a functional work of art. Those who adore his unique and modern work and furniture will love the Store chair ($ 2,500) in natural. The chair comes fully assembled and is made of maple plywood with flexible rubber mounts and stainless steel screws. Each is hand engraved and has a sequentially numbered edition plate. The chair is available in natural, pink, yellow, dull olive and gray. Tomsachsfurniture.com

Whirl & Whittle Side-by-Side Mirror

Whirl & Whittle founder Pooja Pawaskar creates her furniture using the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, or the worldview centered on accepting the ephemeral and imperfection and seeking beauty in all. She mainly works with wood and celebrates the imperfection of wood in every room. She is an architect by training, as well as a furniture designer, and was inspired by her grandfather, who made furniture in India. No two pieces of wood are the same, and that’s something she celebrates in her work. All of its furniture is handmade. Part of his collection, “Not whole, but complete”, the Side by side mirror ($ 2,300) is a round mirror with your choice of one or two spalted wood carvings affixed to a small section along the mirror. “Watching the reflection of the wood while looking at your own reflection is a way of looking within, noticing your imperfections and seeing your growth, and finding beauty in what you feel grateful for,” Pawaskar writes in the description. whirlandwhittle.com

Red carpet Modern Rugs

Much more than a modern rug, this Red Carpet product was inspired by Googie, a type of futuristic architecture popular in the 50s and 60s and part of the American retro-futuristic movement. Googie was most popular among motels, cafes, and gas stations and then morphed into a mid-century modern style (think: the TWA terminal). The Modern Rugs ($ 5,920) specifically represents the flourishing of technologies and the possibilities promised during World War II. A burst of color for any room, this is the perfect gift for fans of mid-century modern style who appreciate the meaning of what they put into their home. It is available at Artemest, which offers high quality products from Italian artisans. artemest.com

OKA Magicus console table

Like a standing sculpture, OKA’s Magicus console table in Dark Gray ($ 1,095) presents a great design feat that upholds the notion of balance and creativity. Crafted of black mango wood with a painted black finish, the table has a sculptural wood circle that “balances” between two wooden plinths. The woman-founded company showcases effortless global style. They call on a roster of talented global artisans to bring beautifully crafted furniture, decorations, lighting and other housewares to today’s modern consumer who appreciates global craftsmanship, design and style. oka.com

HR Polyhedron bar trolley

A bar cart is a necessary part of any home, and RH Polyhedron bar trolley ($ 4,260) will make any guest stop and gaze in wonder. Just in time for vacation entertaining, this bar cart has three hinged sections that open like a flower and feature a trio of mirrored surfaces. Perfect for those who like to maximize space and function, the fold-out surfaces are the perfect places to mix and pour, display tools and glassware, and pour alcohol to serve. The center of the bar cart can hold up to 11 standard size wine bottles, so you can also store your precious liquids in the cart. This piece is modernism at its best and showcases gorgeous mid-century Italian design. It comes in two finishes: Black Oak and Burnished Lacquered Brass. There are also wheels so you can shuffle and move for an interactive evening and fun experience. rh.com

Roattino floor lamp

The MoMA Design Store has lots of gorgeous modern furniture, including this Roattino floor lamp ($ 2,200). Designed in 1931 by Eileen Gray, the lamp features a curved S-shaped steel stand and a white shade that reflects the design of a 1930s woman’s hat. The stand is black steel. and comes with a pedal and swivels. Gray was a pioneer of the modern movement in architecture. His work has been shown extensively at MoMA, including a retrospective in 1980 and an exhibition titled Conceive modern women in 2010.

Fendi Casa Ripple Drop coffee table

Fashion enthusiasts who appreciate Fendi’s exquisite clothing and accessories will love its chic furniture line for the home from Italian brand, Fendi Casa, founded in 1988. Showcasing unique Italian craftsmanship, the home line exudes glamor and modernity through sofas, coffee tables, lamps, armchairs, desks, beds and much more. Fendi Casa works on numerous luxury residential, yacht and private aviation projects around the world. The Ripple Drop coffee table ($ 4000) is a fun and dynamic piece for the home. Standing on bronze gray steel legs (with shadow bronze or palladium finish, the removable extra-clear glass top features hand-lacquered gradient decoration. It is available in a variety of colors including ultramarine blue, tea green, garnet red , saffron, light orange, forest green or caramel, it has a Fendi logo with a polished brass effect.

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