As much as we love our friends and family, gift selections are never an easy task. This season however, let Royal Selangor make it effortless as they provide a variety of choices for those shopping for the discerning home decorator, from pieces that warms the heart to the dark and mysterious.
For a dining area forever reminiscent of summer, Circa is the ideal tabletop collection. With its striped patterns, complement the mid-century modern inspired collection with a lush accompaniment of flowers to further brighten the mood on the table. For a touch of elegance, serve your after dinner cocktails in pieces from Bar. Channeling the iconic aesthetic of 1950s and 60s contemporary cocktail accoutrements, desserts can also be served with class, as pieces such as the martini glass from Bar are also perfect for serving decadent treats such as ice cream.
Royal Selangor also provides pieces to further lift living areas of darker and richer tones. Add an air of mystery to the living quarters with the subtle glow from Erik Magnussen oil lamps. The Bar collection yet again comes to play as guests enjoy their drinks in style. The host can also give guests a pleasant surprise in the form of take-home Savannah hip flasks, as the Art Deco inspired flasks serve as the perfect commemoration of a good night. Another great addition to the table would be the Vapour bowl by award-winning Singaporean designer Nathan Yong, a curious piece where the contrast between the rigid textured dissipating vertical lines also providing for a conversation piece. Besides that, renowned design studio VW+BS adds further visual interest with the flowing organic ridges of the Landscape track tray.
When it comes to Asian-inspired décor, peace and serenity always takes centre stage. Pair the Four Gentlemen vase with oriental flowers such as pussy willows, with the vase itself embodying the ideals of a Confucian scholar. Guan Gong, renowned for the being the embodiment Chinese martial valour and virtue, makes for a memorable tabletop for guests as the Celestial Blessings piece portrays the usually intimidating Guan Gong in a rare scholarly pose. Just as Bar is to cocktails, Tranquility makes for the most ideal tea drinking accompaniment, with inspirations from the mountain peaks of the Far East.
If the wealth of options leave you indecisive, you can never go wrong with the classics. The Crystalline candelabra makes for a striking dining table centrepiece with its elegant lattice structure and polished surfaces. Besides that, impress guests with the Streamline, a bottle chiller that with its insulating lining removed, acts as a vase that boasts mesmerising Art Deco-inspired motifs. A tribute to excellent attention to detail, the meticulously sculpted Hazel Bunny Rabbit figurine and Bunnies Day Out jet rocket music carousel adds a warm touch to the living space, while they also make for entertaining gifts for the kids.