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15 gift ideas for design and architecture enthusiasts: from stationery to illustrations to home decorations, books and entrance tickets for exhibitions and museums!

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Norman Foster Sketchbooks 1975-2020

Foster’s sketchbook drawings from which he offers insights into the design process. More than 546 drawings from the 1970s until nowadays, through his personal sketchbooks.
€ 57 on Ivorypress.com

Golden Ticket, Fondazione Cirulli

Museums and exhibition spaces are still closed due to the pandemic emergency, facing an unprecedented crisis. Let’s support them by buying and giving tickets that we hope to use as soon as possible!

The Fondazione Cirulli in Bologna had a wonderful idea: golden tickets (exactly like those from the Chocolate Factory) which offer you not only a visit to the Foundation but also an experience such as guided tours, aperitifs in the Foundation and many other possibilities!
A curiosity: the Cirulli Foundation is located inside the building designed by the Castiglioni brothers for Dino Gavina!

Treccani Notebooks

Treccani presents a new collection of stationery products. For stationery lovers!
Starting from € 6,90 on Treccani.

Notebooks Mela and Pera, Enzo Mari, Danese

Danese presented a new notebooks collection inspired by the iconic apple and pear designed by Enzo Mari in the ’60s.
€ 7 on Danese.

Graphic puzzle

Beautiful print and pattern for puzzle lovers!
€28,61 on Areaware


Architecture Illustrations:

Studio Saòr

I love the wonderful creations by Studio Saòr: postcards, posters, notebooks, tote bags… all dedicated to the Venice architecture.
Starting from €3 on studiosaor.com

Studio Tropicana

Stunning illustrations of historical architectures created by Studio Tropicana!

Luca Boscardin

Luca Boscardin makes beautiful prints from his oil pastel drawings on paper.
Starting from €90 on lucaboscardin.com


Iconic design chair in the Cinqucentrimetri‘s prints collection.

Space-themed illustrations in numbered edition, Fallani Venezia

Fallani Venezia is a historic laboratory of artistic screen printing in Venice since 1968. Spazi is the title of the latest artist residency project in collaboration with six internationally renowned artists and illustrators that created a limited edition of 50 copies. A very nice gift idea!
€ 200, cm 50×70, screenprints signed and numbered.

Michela Picchi, Spazi (Beyond Space), 2020, ed. 50

Easy Peasy table lamp, Lodes

I love this new table lamp Easy Peasy designed by Luca Nichetto for Lodes.
Wireless, you can carry it wherever you want, choose a warm or cold light directly touching the lamp and it’s available in different colors!

Mini Pratone, Gufram

The Pratone by Gufram is an icon since it appeared in the exhibition at the MoMA of New York in 1972 “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape”. Gufram has launched the mini versions of three of its icons: Pratone, Cactus and Bocca.
Starting from € 179 on Gufram.it

Meridiane, LatoxLato

Meridiane is a new collection designed by LatoxLato inspired by sundials very popular in Italian cities. A fun way to bring architecture… indoors!
A 100% Made in Italy project, made of glazed ceramic with 24k gold, platinum, and copper details.

Baskets and magazine racks, Marni

This year the annual Fuorisalone appointment with Marni was canceled due to the Covid-19 emergency but its hand-woven objects – such as bags, baskets and magazine racks – are for sale online!
Baskets starting from € 130 on Marni.com

Le zie di Milano, Loopo

Loopo presents a new collection of super fun ceramic vases with ladies of Milan. Luisa, Gisella and Vilma are hand painted!
From € 290.

I hope I have given you some ideas for this year Christmas gifts!