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Habitus Christmas Gift Guide: Homewares for design lovers

Habitus Christmas Gift Guide: Homewares for design lovers

Habitus Christmas Gift Guide: Homewares for design lovers

From objects of beauty to functional pieces to use every day, this edition of the Habitus Gift Guide uncovers unique homewares and accessories for the person in your life with a penchant for design.

The festive season is a time for giving and spending time with loved ones. Our annual series of Habitus Gift Guides are back to help you choose the perfect present for that someone special, or maybe there are few things to pop on your own wishlist.

Light it up

The importance of having just the right amount of light is so important to create the perfect ambience. And there has been an explosion of clever, portable and affordable lamps from some of the best design brands in the world. So much so, we couldn’t decide which we prefer – the bulbous Obello Portable Lamp by Gubi with a soft glowing haze, or the Setago Table Lamp by &Tradition that gives a subtle nod to a retro past. Both from Cult.

For the avid gardener

Geometric and angular, the Svante watering can in brass (also available in copper), is a scandi delight. Designed by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Klong it turns the chore of watering plants into an activity to savour, from Great Dane.

Jewellery for the shelf

Almost too beautiful to use, the iconic series of Bash Vessels by Tom Dixon are formed from a single piece of brass shaped by hand. Crumpled, organic and original, each one is an expression of the hand that made it, from Living Edge.

Dual purpose

The Flow Resin bin can be used as either a stunning planter or a functional bin. Available in several colours, the rich red and browns of the Earth colour adds a warming tone to any space. A gentle curving base is complemented by the stronger angles making for a pleasing addition to the home, from Saarde.

For the flower lovers

Country chic meets modern glamour in this French handmade vase centrepiece by Tsé & Tsé. With 21 blown glasses, individually fitted in a zinc frame, the possible floral arrangements are endless. From Space.

Set the mood

Carved from a single piece of stone, Indian designer Rooshad Shroff has created unique candles that emit a warming woody scent. The stand-out is of course the angular stone the candles are poured into – a natural alabaster that lets out just the right amount of candlelight through its milky form. From Rooshad Shroff.

For the foodie

Defined by an organic, sculptural form – the Cairn grinder by Ferm Living in a rich FSC-Certified timber invites you to pick it up and use it. An object exuding a natural charm, it’s worthy of being front and centre on the dining table, from Marz Designs.

Art meets design

Blobby and organic in a series of sorbet hues, the Chubby candleholder and vase by Wang & Söderström are miniature pieces of sculptural art – albeit with a function. Printed three-dimensionally and moulded in ceramic, they bring any corner of the home to life, from HAY online and in-store.

A case for something playful

What to get for someone who has everything? Ettore by Magis is the perfect solution. The rough cast iron Mule was designed by the iconic Konstantin Grcic to mark the Italian brand’s 40th anniversary. A doorstop, an object to admire, and a playful touch to any home, from dedece.

Stay tuned for more in our series of Habitus Christmas Gift Guides. In the meantime, peruse our selection of gifts for those who love to entertain.


Aleesha Callahan is the editor of Habitus. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Aleesha seeks out the unique people, projects and products that define the Indo Pacific region. Aleesha was previously the editor of Indesignlive.com and has written and contributed to various publications and brands in her 10 years in the architecture and design industry, bringing intimate insight to her stories having first trained and practised as an interior designer. Her passion for mid-century design and architecture began while living and working in Berlin.