The 2023 Holiday Gift Guide
Our annual Holiday Gift Guide is here! This festive season we are sharing some of our favorite design objects of the year that are sure to delight everyone on your gifting list. From the kitchen to the library, we have hand-picked something for each room throughout the home.
for the kitchen
“Can Opener of Myself” is an imaginative extension of Frank Traynor’s ongoing project, The Perfect Nothing Catalog. Traynor’s creative alchemy redefines the mundane, infusing everyday actions like opening a can with festive charm through whimsically ritualistic objects. In his collection, the ordinary becomes a source of perpetual delight, promising not just a momentary grin but a timeless gift of joy.
Price: From $150
for the Entryway
Simon Klenell revitalizes cut glass with a bold approach in his “Cut and Hot Assembled Crystal” series. Exaggerated geometric patterns are assembled with molten glass in a playful, off-kilter arrangement. The unique works not only showcases exceptional craftsmanship but also adds a touch of irreverent fun, making for a distinctive holiday gift for those who appreciate artistic innovation and unique beauty.
for the Living Room
Brooklyn-based designer Katie Stout created the Slab Vase III, presented by R & Company, characterized as “naïve pop”. Stout distorts conventional furniture, infusing a playful yet contemplative spirit into her creations. These vessels are a unique holiday gift that introduces a whimsical essence to the ordinary. Ideal for those who value art that seamlessly blends creativity, irreverence, and a touch of charm into the fabric of everyday life.
for the dining table
The Taper Candlestick by Remains Lighting Company is a timeless piece, crafted from solid brass in a conical shape. Its geometric design makes it a versatile and elegant addition to any home, and an ideal holiday gift for someone who appreciates both contemporary aesthetics and functional décor.
Price: From $500
for the library
Gagosian, a global gallery representing a diverse array of marquee artists and publishing over six hundred titles, offers an extensive collection of rare books, art editions, and unique collaborations at its Gagosian Shop in New York and London. These publications provide a unique glimpse into the world of leading contemporary and historical artists, making them an exceptional gift for art enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Price: From $975
for the bedroom
The Drumin Mohair Throw Blanket in Olive or the Mooneen Mohair Throw Blanket in Ochre, are crafted from a blend of 70% Mohair and 30% Wool. These meticulously designed blankets offer a seamless combination of contemporary and traditional styling, making them holiday gifts that blend comfort, craftsmanship, and timeless elegance.
Price: From $300
for the bar
Yayoi Kusama brings a joyful touch to Veuve Clicquot with a unique creation adorning La Grande Dame 2012, featuring opulent flowers and her signature polka dots. This collaboration, bridging Madame Clicquot’s legacy and Kusama’s artistry, is sure to make a great addition to that elegant home bar.
for the game room
The Puiforcat Backgammon Set, a masterpiece from France’s esteemed master-silversmiths, pays homage to Jean Puiforcat’s timeless design influence and masculine elegance. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail using sterling silver, Makassar ebony wood, and sycamore, this collectible set, featuring Art Deco lines, becomes a refined and noble holiday gift that combines exquisite craftsmanship with the joy of entertainment for discerning enthusiasts.
for AL FRESCO DINING
The Bon Jour Unplugged table lamp, designed by Philippe Starck in 2015 and available at Flos, offers a versatile and portable lighting solution. With a rechargeable battery lasting up to six hours, users can control the intensity of the direct light effortlessly. This sleek lamp, customizable with various crowns and finishes, embodies the timeless elegance of high-tech dematerialization, making it a thoughtful and stylish holiday gift for those who appreciate both form and function.
Price: From $425
for the One Who Has It ALL
A Cooper Hewitt membership is an invitation to delve into the rich history and future of design, offering unlimited free admission, half-price guest tickets, access to exclusive member events, and savings at the café and SHOP Cooper Hewitt. Becoming a member not only provides numerous benefits but also supports vital aspects of the museum’s work, including curatorial research, collections care, education programs, and online resources. Gift a membership to someone special, offering them an enriching experience within the vibrant design community.
Our team would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers, clients, friends, and family a warm holiday season filled with gratitude and generosity.