Great gifts for kids, plus our selection of stocking-fillers

On December 9, 2017 · 0 Comments


twentytwentyone’s Christmas gift lists include a unique selection of design-led gifts for children, carefully chosen to inspire and delight all ages.

We’ve included a bestiary of playful, animal-inspired items, from cut out creature forms that you can shape into a pop-up pet to a zoological calendar with each month in the form of a self-assembled animal or bird.

Pop up animal ElephantZoo calendars

Traditional toys and games are well-represented alongside up-to-date gadgets.

Test dexterity and patience with a hand-carved wooden cup and ball game, or give a practical, pocket-sized solar rechargeable light with a social conscience.

Cup and Ball gameDiamond pocket solar lamp

In search of lovely things to look at? A glow-in-the-dark lunar poster will appeal to budding astronomers and could make turning the lights off at bedtime something to be looked forward to.

For those entranced by fairy tales, our range of traditional Scandinavian mobiles includes a charming forest filled with peeping pixies.

Moon PosterPixies in the Forest mobile

For the creatively inclined, we have a host of things to make and do.

Inspire young artists and designers with a set of Magnetip pens: fine-liner felt-tip pens equipped with built-in magnets which allow you to create 3D structures while you doodle.

Meanwhile, a set of animal mask notecards may take the pain out of writing the obligatory thank you cards…

Magnetips pensAnimal mask notecards

If you’d like to give the gift of good design, our furniture and lighting section includes a variety of enduring child-focused designs that are as pleasing to look at as they are to use.

Robin Day’s playful plywood Childsply chair and the portable, rechargeable FollowMe light by Inma Bermudez are just two such designs which will delight children and adults alike.

ChildsplyFollowMe Lamp

We’ve also compiled a selection of choice small gifts to fill stockings or solve Secret Santa dilemmas.

Choose from fruit-flavoured lollipops that are almost too good-looking to eat, a set of eye-catching pocket notebooks, or a variety of thoughtful and thrifty pocket-sized presents in our Christmas stocking fillers edit.

JollypopsEsme Winters notebook

View our Christmas gift lists for children, for home, for her and for him here.

New calendars for the new year

On October 25, 2017 · 0 Comments

Max 365 calendar by Massimo Vignelli2018 is a matter of months away, but twentytwentyone’s selection of classic and contemporary calendars is certain to satisfy the most fervent of forward-planners.

Get set for the new year with Massimo Vignelli’s 2018 Stendig calendar, designed in 1966 and immediately recognised as a design icon: it remains the only calendar in the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Stendig calendar 2018 by Massimo VignelliThis timeless design lays out the months ahead in bold Helvetica type on alternating sheets of black and white paper. Tear off the sheets as the month ends and use them as wrapping paper if you can’t bear to dispense with them.

It’s worth bearing in mind that we have limited stock of this highly sought-after design, so do place your order early to avoid disappointment.

If a more playful approach is called for, Good Morning’s Zoo calendar is certain to appeal to adults and children alike.

2018 Zoo calendar by Good MorningThis characterful design lends each month its own distinctive animal form with a series of cut-out zoological shapes for you to assemble. Perfect for parading across desks, shelves and mantlepieces.

Equally three-dimensional and just as decorative – though very different in appearance – Ric Bell’s Dodecal is a polyhedral form carved from solid American cherry wood and laser-engraved with the months of the year.

Dodecal 2018 by Ric BellPrecision-crafted and beautifully finished, this tactile desk accessory is as appealing to hold in the hand as it is intriguing to look at.

If you’re seeking a more permanent addition to your desk, we have a range of perpetual calendars to assist your time planning year after year, from Enzo Mari’s 1967 charismatic Timor desk calendar with a form inspired by Italian railway signage…

Timor calendar by Enzo Mari for Danese… to Jean Pierre Vitrac’s Imbroglio calendar, whose magnetic cursor isolates the date and brings clarity to a graphic stream of numerals.

Imbroglio calendar by Jean Pierre VitracStart 2018 as you mean to go on, and view our selection of calendars (along with some other seasonal accessories) here.

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