With love in the air, it’s prime time for lovebirds to begin thinking about what you’ll be getting for your significant other. While hearts are not won by gifts alone, heaven forbid that you find yourself empty-handed on Valentine’s Day — that one day globally dedicated to celebrating your love. If your significant other happens to have a penchant for design, these tasteful gift ideas offer the perfect way to announce your romantic feelings through creativity.
A Heart Cone by Verner Panton for Vitra
A simple, contemporary adaptation of the traditional wingback, this famous 1959 design could be described in many ways — in fact, it somewhat resembles seating with Mickey Mouse ears. However, given that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, let’s just say that it is a flamboyant red heart — a fitting way to express your feelings, no?
A Love Heart pillow by Alexander Girard for Vitra
Sometimes subtle and straightforward works best. Design lovers — or, well, even just lovers — might also be interested in declaring their passion through these graphic print pillows. Designed by one of the major names in 20th-century-design, Alexander Girard, these pillows are also available from Vitra.
A ‘Heart Lamp’ or ‘Mouse Lamp Love Edition’ by Marcantonio for Seletti
Some like to say it with flowers, others like to say it with lights. And not just any lights, but lighting by Marcantonio. Fans of hyperrealism will likely choose the Heart Lamp, which offers a lesson in anatomy along with fine sentiment. Others may prefer the more traditional expression of affection provided by a little mouse holding up a heart.
A Città dell’amore mio by Marcello Jori for Alessi
Instead of traditional heart-shaped bauble, what about adopting a more verbal approach with this amusing hand-painted porcelain building that announces “Amore mio” by Marcello Jori for the celebrated design company Alessi.
This story was first published via AFP Relaxnews.