When it comes to the holidays, the mood can go from cheerful to overwhelming from one minute to the next.
What to do?
- Bring original design into your home
- Support local businesses
- Get your loved ones hooked on authentic design!
Giving the gift of original design is a sure way to keep spirits up and show you care. From accessories for festive get-togethers to interior accents to set the mood, here’s where you can find authentic designs this season.
Designs for Gathering
Ready to feast? Sempli creates geometric wine glasses and carafes with a unique sense of balance, while Chilewich’s colorful weaves add a pop of color to the table. Seeking that memorable gift that last a lifetime? Look no further than brands like Alessi and Ligne Roset, who work with whimsical design minds from young to iconic to create unexpected objects and exciting home accessories.
Sempli & Alessi
Chilewich & Ligne Roset
Know Where to Buy
Stop clicking and start walking! Find a local retailer who knows their way around design. Keep an eye out for stores like these:
- Gabriel Ross (Victoria, Canada)
- Inform Interiors (Vancouver, Canada)
- CEMA/Ligne Roset San Francisco
- Dezein Studio/Ligne Roset DC (Washington D.C.)
- Ligne Roset Chicago
- Ligne Roset Boston
- Luminaire (Miami, LA, Chicago)
- Millesime (Philadephia)
- Soft Square (Sarasota, Florida)
- Design Within Reach (USA/Canada)
They carry high-quality, original pieces, and have knowledgeable staffs who know what makes a design worth investing in.
Merry and Bright
Beautiful spaces brighten the mood, and most people don’t know that cheap knockoffs not only harm the integrity of the original design itself, but could contain toxic materials, not last the year, and might be produced in places you’d never want to go!
Skip the cheap and think long-lasting. Bring something special to your space with contemporary lighting designs from FLOS, warm wooden accents from Ethnicraft, or even custom wall grilles from AJK Design Studio.
A company that values original design means they approach their work with making something timeless in mind. All it takes is one look at Design Within Reach’s manufacturer list to find innovative companies like Kartell, Luceplan, Magis, Emeco, Artemide and many more that invest in quality materials made to last.
FLOS & Ethnicraft
Magis & Artemide
And we are only skimming the surface. Stay tuned for our Keep It Real series to discover other members who will delight and excite you.
Where do you go to find your favorite original designs? Find inspiration from our members and tell us your story in the comments.