In the latest episode of our Regional Gift Guide, we collected design items that can lift the spirit of your loved ones and make their daily life more beautiful, be it a unique decorative item, a piece of furniture, a home textile, or even a utility object. From the wallet-friendly to the slightly higher price range—gift ideas No.2.
As Italian artist, and designer Bruno Munari put it in his book Design as Art, “When the objects we use every day and the surroundings we live in have become in themselves a work of art, then we shall be able to say that we have achieved a balanced life.” Of course, a design object is not only appealing for its aesthetic beauty. By choosing from the selection of Ukrainian brand GUSHKA for example, you can not only decorate your home with so-called lizhnyks but also support the preservation of a century-old tradition and the work of Ukrainian weavers. The products of Polish studio Tartaruga also combine tradition with a respect for the contemporary: their kilims are handmade with traditional tools and recycled wool. The same high-quality materials appear in CHYLAK’s numbered bags or noo.ma’s furniture items and home accessories. Another special feature of the latter is the complete transparency they offer to their customers, allowing them to gain an insight into their products’ pricing methods and manufacturing processes. We wrote in detail about the brand’s mission and concept in the first issue of our print magazine.
Ukrainian brand Re:Quiet, has made it its mission to not only improve the mental well-being of its customers but also to protect the planet. They use PET-based felt material made of recycled plastic bottles, which has sound-absorbing properties. In doing so, they aim to provide a calm and stress-free environment for their owners.
And for something truly unique, the Czech Tititi dolls are a guaranteed source of joy in any home: hand-painted, colorful wooden figures, each with its own personality. Similarly, Anett Sáfrán’s ceramic pieces perfectly balance visuals with function. The bright colors and odd textures are sure to bring bliss and tranquility to the everyday life of our loved ones.
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Re:Quiet | Web | Facebook | Instagram
Tartaruga | Web | Facebook | Instagram
Tititi | Web | Facebook | Instagram