Design Classics for Dad

With Father’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to purchase a thoughtful gift to show the special father figure in your life just how loved he is.

Spoil Dad with a design classic this Father’s Day. Living Edge rounds up our top 10 picks to celebrate dad with style.

It’s likely that dad’s been given his fair share of stubby holders, barbeque tools and gadgets over the years, so why not go that extra mile and gift dad with something he can treasure for years to come. Living Edge have put together the ultimate gift guide filled with a mix of style favourites and design classics that can be passed down from generation to generation, so you can make this Father’s Day a day to remember.

1. Herman Miller Eames® Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Like dad, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman get better with age. Charles Eames famously said he wanted the chair to have the ‘warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt,’ a look that makes you want to relax right into it. Crafted from buttery soft leather and assembled by hand with meticulous attention to detail, these Eames classics are elegant and profoundly comfortable.

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

2. Design Within Reach Story Bookcase
The Story bookcase is the perfect gift for the design-obsessed dad that may not have the luxury of space. With a small footprint and discreet frame, the Story Bookcase will allow dad to make the most of his space and display books and other important collectibles whilst saving valuable room. Timeless and incredibly practical, the shelves can be rotated to the front or side to provide vertical storage with a sculptural twist.

Story Bookcase

3. Vitra Diamond Desk Clock
Nothing says dad like a classic desk clock. Designed by George Nelson in 1947, the Diamond Deck Clock offers a refreshing alternative to the conventional clock, designed without numbers to instead hero the decorative design features of the clock face. The clock is made of brass, acrylic glass and solid walnut sourced from Europe and Poland, and is equipped with high-quality quartz movements.

Diamond Desk Clock

4. Flos Bellhop Table Lamp
Give dad the gift of light this Father’s Day. Bellhop is a compact portable tabletop lamp that evokes the spirit of a modern-day candle. Wireless and rechargeable, the lamp can be easily carried from room to room, wherever it is needed. Originally created by renowned designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for the London Design Museum, the Bellhop is an instantly recognisable design piece that is just as beautiful as it is practical.

Bellhop Table Lamp

5. Vitra Eames® House Bird
If your dad is notoriously difficult to buy for, the Eames House Bird might just be the perfect gift. Commonly perched upon a shelf, the House Bird is an iconic home accessory that was crafted after an artifact of a American folk art treasured by Charles and Ray Eames. The House Bird is now one of the most recognisable Eames design pieces, making for the perfect collector’s item.

Eames House Bird

6. Herman Miller Eames® Hang-It-All®
Spotted in James Bond’s ‘No Time to Die’, the Eames Hang-It-All is a cult classic piece that dad is sure to love. Charles and Ray Eames elevated the everyday coat rack into something inventive and fun, and the piece is just as relevant today as it was during its inception in 1953. Loved for its whimsy, the Hang-It-All is appreciated as a useful piece of art.

Eames Hang-It-All

7. Stellar Works James Bar Cart
The James Bart Cart is the perfect gift for the dad that loves entertaining, or simply winding down the day with a drink in hand. Featuring tactile black metal, walnut wood and matte leather, the cart is an understated exploration of modern masculinity – at once bold and defined, but also light and elegant.

James Bar Cart

8. Tom Dixon Tank Decanter
Tom Dixon’s Tank Decanter is the perfect accompaniment to dad’s new bar cart. With its uniquely sculptural form, the Tank Decanter is minimal yet ornate and can be used to pour dad’s finest wine, or as a decorative piece. To complete the set, opt for Tom Dixon’s latest glassware collection, Puck, which is hand blown glassware with a heavy-weight base.

Tank Decanter

9. Herman Miller Cosm Task Chair
Cosm is the perfect gift for the dad that works from home. Designed by Berlin-based Studio 7.5, Cosm is Herman Miller’s first task chair with Auto-Harmonic Tilt, which provides balanced support that instantly responds to posture and movement. The hourglass-shaped suspension creates areas of low and high tension that provide comfort and support where it’s needed most.

Cosm Task Chair

10. Flos Taccia Table Lamp
If dad is a lover of the unconventional, consider gifting him the Taccia Table Lamp. Designed by the Castiglioni brothers who are known for creating designs that challenge our perspective, the Taccia Lamp is an iconic work of art featuring a design that gives the illusion of an upside-down hanging lamp.

Taccia Lamp
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