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top ten designer xmas gifts

Eames House Bird Charles and Ray Eames augmented the interior “collage” of their house with numerous objects brought back from their extensive travels. The Eames House Bird stood in the center of their living room for more than 50 years. Buy it here

Rado watch by Jasper Morrison Introducing the stunning new r5.5 collection from Rado, the pioneers of the use of high tech ceramics in the watch making industry for more than 20 years. Unpretentious and unassuming.

Herman Miller “Tops” Inspired by Charles and Ray’s philosophy of ‘serious pleasure’ and their 1969 film, “Tops,” Herman miller has created an original set of three walnut spinning tops that are as sculptural and beautiful, as they are fun. Designed by the New York City design studio, KleinReid, the Tops are both classic toys and kinetic art. Buy them here

Buddy Carr skateboard What self respecting designer wouldn't want one of these bad boys hanging on their studio wall. Buy it from Buddy Carr Skateboards. There's even a t-shirt version of the "hello"design.

Dyson future classic The Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan works very differently to conventional fans. It also looks very different to most fans, in a good way, which is why it makes the list. Keeps you cool in more ways than one. Buy it here

Minimalism from Minimalux Minimalux is the company started by former design-director and co-founder of Established & Sons' Mark Holmes. The company launched its first collection for his new brand in Milan last month. Uber minimal. Uber cool. Buy Minimalux here

Architecture Lego Lego's hope is that this will inspire minds of all ages, whether you’re young and eager to learn or young at heart and simply intrigued by these modern day marvels. LEGO© Architecture celebrates the past, present and future of architecture through the LEGO Brick. What could be more perfect on an architect's desk. Buy them here

Vanmoof Bicycle Inspired by old-fashioned Dutch bikes, 28-year old Dutch designer Sjoerd Smit developed VANMOOF bikes - aluminum frame single speeds with coaster brake. What could be a better gift for every environmentally friendly designer. Buy it here

Anything by Michael Sodeau ANYTHING is a collaboration between UK designer Michael Sodeau and Japanese company Suikosha. The stationary range includes a stapler, tape dispenser, scissors and this cool clock. What’s on your designer’s desk? Buy them here

Stelton Cylinda Line Champagne Bucket The ice bucket, designed by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton, is part of the cylinda line series and is a winner of the 1967 ID prize. What better way to drink your designer bubbly over the festive season. Buy it here

Reader Comments (2)

Old post, but I'd still want to receive these gifts anytime. Either that cool Dyson fan or an Architecture Lego set would be perfect. Or any Rado watch, of course.

Jane Dawson
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July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJane Dawson

I agree the Dyson fan is pretty cool. I also like the minimalist take. I Hope there is an Update for 2011

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