What to give for Christmas to those who are passionate about design: Interni's mini guide for orientation

What to give for Christmas to friends, relatives and design-loving lovers?

A cadenced question, which returns punctually every year, at the beginning of December. Between shop windows already set up and Black Friday that has just closed, there are always those who prefer to wait for the weeks of the brightest month of the year to make purchases to put under the tree.

From table football designed for the Qatar 2022 World Cup to the sustainable Christmas tree in laminated pine wood and cardboard, but also the first illustrated monograph by British designer Lee Broom.

The gift ideas for her and for him for this Christmas 2022, in our opinion at INTERNI, are dedicated to amazement, fun, sharing. They are original Christmas gifts.

So here is a mini guide to guide you on what to give for Christmas to those who are passionate about design.

1. Elisa Carovilla, 'Here, you dropped this'

It is the first work in the Words I didn't tell you collection. An ironic representation of a provocative message, a ceramic hand holding a rubber brain all decorated with Capodimonte porcelain flowers. The motto of Elisa Carovilla, art eco designer tells it like this: "Someone has lost it, someone has never used it so it's always good to give it away".

Her creations are the product of a creative redevelopment achieved through the recovery of disused objects, manipulated and transformed to give them a playful, artistic and contemporary soul.v

2. Pineider's fountain pen

Giving a pen is a timeless classic, even more so if it's a fountain pen. The Pineider Avatar UR De Luxe Rollerball with gold finishes is made of Ultraresina, a resin and mother-of-pearl compound designed and created ad hoc for the brand. An aspect that makes the pen shiny and resistant to shocks. The Pineider fountain pen is customizable and is assembled without the use of glue.

3. Fairy tales under the covers, Lanificio Leo + Rubbettino

Presented at Edit Napoli 2022, Fairy tales under the blankets is a project designed for the moment of reading, which combines publishing and design. The designer Domenico Orefice has illustrated on a kids plaid in merino virgin wool and on a folding book, two fables by Aesop, "The tortoise and the hare" and "The deer and the lion", giving life to two "multi-sensory" reading tools ”. The goal is to enhance the experience of reading in terms of tactility, enhancing learning and creative development.

4. Sponge Beauty Case, Missoni

Luminescent, soft, colorful and hyper-rounded. It is the sponge beauty case proposed by Missoni Home and part of the XMas Gift Capsule designed by Alberto Caliri, it is a joy for the senses. The interior of the round pochette is in leather and the lining is in sponge and lurex.

5. The first illustrated monograph by Lee Brom, 'Fashioning design' – Rizzoli

The first illustrated monograph focused on the work of British designer Lee Broom, founder of the eponymous brand and famous for his elegant and contemporary interpretation of classic design products.

The book is divided into four thematic chapters, each relating to a decisive aspect of Broom's design personality.

Contains special contributions from Christian Louboutin, Vivienne Westwood and Kelly Wearstler.

6. Metrica C Wine Mogg, Design bottle holder, in metal

Metrica C Wine by Mogg is the floor bottle holder designed by Ctrlzak Studioe for Mogg. The minimal structure is made up of iron rods fixed at different intervals within which bottles and objects complete the shape by writing new compositions from time to time.

7. The Float lamp, Axolight

It is the multifunctional and portable (battery-operated) lamp, born from the ingenuity of Axolight and the creativity of the designer Mario Alessiani. Designed for different uses (table, floor, suspension, wall) both indoors and outdoors, it is available in five color variants - white, black, blue, concrete, mauve powder.

Float can be placed on any object, such as a common bottle, thanks to the central hole in the upper end. It has a rechargeable battery via a USB cable, has a duration of approximately 9 hours and can be replaced at the end of the cycle. The upper part of the light fixture can be customized.

8. Cooler holder column 5059, Alessi

The cooler holder column designed by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi is a professional object that takes up the tradition of serving wines, in bars and hotels. It is a classic that encompasses elegance and function. To give to lovers of convivial moments, or, more specifically, of the wine world.

9. The PdiPigna 2023 Agendas designed by Olimpia Zagnoli

For the (rigid) covers of the new PdiPigna diaries, the illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli has designed two fascinating fictional characters. Two curious and irresistible faces that we could meet at a tram stop, sitting in the front row of a fashion show or behind a bar counter. The 2023 diary combines material quality and product design and was designed to easily plan daily and/or weekly appointments, interspersed with spaces dedicated to leisure time activities.

10. Soft toy bear 'Bruno', Missoni

For the little ones or for parents to be, a sweet and elegant gift ready to accompany moments to remember, starting this Christmas 2022. It is the 'Bruno' bear plush in terrycloth and lurex by Missoni.

11. The sustainable tree Arbor, Inventoom

Easy to assemble and disassemble, extremely resistant and made of laminated pine wood and cardboard, they are reusable trees for a long time that are proposed as a third way to the debated alternative between real fir and fake tree. They can be customized with lights and decorations. Arbor is the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified unconventional Christmas tree.

12. The collection of poems Souvenir, Boite Editions

Souvenir is the collection of poems in a limited edition of 120 copies in five acts, where the poetic word welcomes photography and together they become postcards of emotional places that inhabit the human. From the French "sovvenire", the term evokes the ability to remember in a tangible way: distant thoughts in space and time that take on the appearance of faces, objects, places. The poetic images of Lorenzo Cianchi and the photographic ones, selected by the Cesura collective, orchestrate a narrative duplicity with the aim of restoring the immediacy of the experience.

The five booklets, housed in a slipcase, take up the device of the accordion postcards which were very popular until a few decades ago and can be read individually or as stages in human life. Poems on one side, photographs on the other: praise to the squint of feeling, in the belief that literature, unlike reality, does not necessarily need a landing place.

13. Starry High Fidelity Tea Cup. Hand-decorated porcelain with gold.

The High Fidelity decor is part of a group of designs from the 1950s. Cats are among Piero Fornasetti's favorite animals, and this hand-decorated porcelain tea cup with gold inserts makes a moment of daily pleasure iconic.

14. The cushions from the Talia collection by Serena Confalonieri for the Opificio

The new collection of Talia fabrics, designed by Serena Confalonieri for the Opificio offers a three-weave lampas in 5 color variations. The pattern refers to ribbons and confetti, stylized in a graphic way, on an irregular background of contrasting colours. His design, apparently free and casual, with soft lines and the alternation of moments full of rhythm and pauses for breath, refers to the performance of a theatrical work.

15. The cushions from the Talia collection by Serena Confalonieri for the Opificio

The new collection of Talia fabrics, designed by Serena Confalonieri for the Opificio offers a three-weave lampas in 5 color variations. The pattern refers to ribbons and confetti, stylized in a graphic way, on an irregular background of contrasting colours. His design of him, apparently free and casual, with soft lines and the alternation of moments full of rhythm and pauses for breath, refers to the performance of a theatrical work.

16. The Wish Tree & Fox

The Wish Tree & Fox from the Woodland Tales Collection designed by Alessandra Baldereschi for Ichendorf is handmade and inspired by the animal world. Ideal as a gift or for yourself, to welcome diners on holidays. Ichendorf was born in 1920 in Germany and specializes in glass processing, characterized by the essentiality of the form and the purity of the material.

17. Teckell 90 Minute Limited Collector's Edition FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Teckell has recently released the special edition Teckell 90 Minute Limited Collector's Edition, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the personalized football table with reference to the world competition.

Made in just 30 pieces, each marked with an engraved and numbered stainless steel seal of authenticity, this is a piece for the true aficionado. The official competition colour, a seductive burgundy red, finishes the players, handles and table legs, while the playing field reflects the sinuous curves of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ logo embellished with a high definition custom print on one thick tempered and transparent glass.

The bright, chromed telescopic bars are a tribute to the Doha skyline, while the face of each player is made of aluminum and applied manually by expert craftsmen.

18. The vertical bookcase Zia Veronica, Le Zie di Milano

It is the made in Italy vertical bookcase useful for placing books, even large ones, such as coffee table books (without the coffee table, in this case). The supporting structure of the vertical bookcase is in solid beech wood in natural or black-stained colours, the shelves are in white satin steel. The characteristic of this bookcase are the thin bookend rods that form a light geometry.

19. illy Iperespresso Y3.3

For the youngest, attentive to design innovations, the Y3.3 is the home coffee machine that combines aesthetics and practicality. With minimalist and timeless lines and designed by the architect Piero Lissoni, it is available in three new pastel shades: orange, yellow and green, in addition to the already existing variants (white, black, red and Amalfi blue).