Christmas is coming: besides the familiar union and warmth, it’s time to choose the best design Christmas gifts to impress the most creative designers, architects or design lovers.
We picked up the best design Christmas gifts… available in the distinguished Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), as well as the prices.
Pick up your favorite ones, and… have a good shopping!
1. Cuboluce Lamp
Cuboluce lamp: literally, a box of light
Cuboluce lamp , by Franco Bettonica and Mario Melocchi, 1972
A timeless classic – The trendy Cuboluce bedside light was designed as early as 1972 by Franco Bettonica and Mario Melocchi for the label Cini & Nils.
Available in MoMa store. Price: $175.00
2. Z-Bar LED Lamp
Z-Bar LED Lamp by Peter Ng
Space conserving, energy efficient, and award winning, these lamps have six LEDs (included) that brightly illuminate but create minimal heat. The Z-Bar LED Desk Lamp has three adjustable pivoting joints that extend up to 46″, while the Z-Bar LED Floor Lamp extends between three and five feet, both allowing for easily directed task lighting. Both lamps have flat bases and four-step dimmers, and the Desk Lamp includes a desk clamp. Simple assembly required.
Available in MoMa store. Price: $195.00 – $225.00
3. George Nelson Bubble Lamp
Bubble Cigar Pendant Lamp by George Nelson, 1947
A mid-century classic, the Bubble Lamp was first designed by George Nelson in 1947 and was produced by Howard Miller starting in the early 1950s and ending in 1979. The lights have been reissued to the original specifications, using the original Howard Miller tooling. Recommended for use with Osram halogen bulbs.These famous lamps are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Available in MoMa store. Price: $ 329.00
4. Phrena Hanging Lamp
Phrena Hanging Lamp by Karl Zahn, 2009
Karl Zahn’s design for the Phrena Hanging Lamp is inspired by the simplicity of opening a book. This lamp’s white shade, made of tear-resistant Tyvek®, comes flat and easily fans open and snaps together to create an intricate 3-D form. Its accordion-fold pattern emits symmetrical diffused light around the room. Made by Artecnica. White hanging cord kit included. Requires one 60-watt bulb (not included).
Available in MoMa store. Price: $ 110.00
5. Janis Floor lamp
Janis floor lamp by Delightfull
Janis floor lamp is a contemporary floor lamp which recovers the golden jazz spirit of 60’s. Covered by a golden bath, this entrance floor lamp was designed to make a powerful stance, turning any place into a classic majestic setting.