Christmas has arrived with the tinkling of bells and a sudden hurtling swoosh towards the end of the year. With it comes the business of buying gifts for our loved ones and clients. Choosing gifts for the design-lovers in one’s life can always be somewhat daunting – is there anyone harder to please than someone with a creative eye? Never fear, we’ve come to the rescue with these gorgeous gift ideas from some of the exhibitors at Decor + Design, Australia’s No.1 Interiors Event.
For the glamorous style maven: Art Hide
Art Hide combines high design with an ethical approach. Inspired by travels in South America but firmly grounded in Australia, Art Hide create soft furnishings and ridiculously beautiful rugs from sustainably-sourced cowhides. Their stunning Isola cushion is a stylish gift for the lover of home decor (and reclining in comfort). Designed in collaboration with sister brand Amigos de Hoy, this cushion is made from a combination of lush natural hide and high impact metallics ($195 from www.arthide.co)
For the tea-drinking dreamer: Ichimu
Creator Fiona McDonald of Ichimu is former graphic & textile dinner who fell head over heels for ceramics. Her hybrid training and delicate hand produce pieces that are as light as a feather and a delight to the eye as well as the senses. ‘Ichimu’ is Japanese for ‘a dream, or a fleeting thing’ and there is something whimsical about the colours and patterns in Fiona’s work. Get these exquisite porcelain cups for the tea drinker in your life ($150 from www.ichimu.com.au)
For the modernist: Space to Create
Space to Create is a bespoke furniture company based in Melbourne. What sets them apart is the superb juxtaposition of their materials – from soap-washed oak against brass, to cashmere upholstery in on-point colours for 2017, such as mineral grey and blush pink. Originally a business with a focus on events, shops and commercial spaces, it is gaining traction in the wider interiors market. This Loop Armchair fits perfectly with the modern Australian urban aesthetic (POA, http://www.spacetocreate.co)
Decor + Design is Australia’s No.1 Trade-Only Interiors Event, with over 250 exhibitors from the interiors and soft furnishings sector. Register now to visit the next show in Melbourne, July 20-23, 2017 .