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AMPHORA's Holiday Gift Guide

As the holiday season approaches its dazzling peak, the quest for those perfect last-minute gifts begins. Whether you're seeking to impress a design-savvy friend or looking for that unique piece to elevate a loved one’s space, Our holiday gift guide is your go-to source. We've meticulously curated a collection of upscale, and interesting gifts from our partners and beyond, each radiating festive charm and sophisticatio - Perfect for the design enthusiasts in your life!

Cassina "Le Miniature"

Iconic Design in Miniature Form

Delve into the world of exquisite craftsmanship with Cassina’s "Le Miniature" collection – a celebration of iconic designs in a charmingly compact scale. This collection features miniatures of renowned pieces from the Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand line, each a testament to the legacy of these design giants. Imagine owning a piece of history, meticulously crafted in Italy, with the same attention to detail, colors, leathers, and hides as the originals.

These miniatures are not just decor; they are a homage to the art of design, encapsulating the essence of the full-scale classics in a 1:6 scale. Created in 2015, these miniatures are perfect for aficionados of design history and collectors of unique artifacts.

Available at the Cassina Store, starting from approximately 2600AED.

Vibia Africa Table Lamp

Elegance at Your Fingertips

Embrace the sleek sophistication of the Vibia Africa Table Lamp, a masterpiece of design by Francisco Gomez Paz. Defined by its slender, conical stem and neat head, this lamp is more than a light source; it's a statement piece. With its matte lacquered texture available in four natural tones, Africa brings a sense of warmth and tangibility to any space. Available in two sizes, it seamlessly blends into various interior styles, from the modern home office to the cozy living room corner.

Africa is not just about its aesthetic appeal; it's a marvel of functionality. Its powerful, long-lasting batteries coupled with LED technology make it a versatile choice for both indoor and outdoor environments. Whether you need focused task lighting or a soft ambient glow, Africa adapts with ease, offering three levels of intensity controlled by a simple push button. Its mono-materiality in pure aluminum lends a technical quality, suitable for both personal and commercial spaces. Recharging is effortless, maintaining the lamp's sculptural elegance.

Available from Vibia, starting at 1,455AED.

Oliver James Lilos Ring

Luxury Afloat

Immerse yourself in the epitome of poolside luxury with the Oliver James Lilos Ring. Praised by Conde Nast Traveler as a sunlounger that could star in a Slim Aarons photograph, this lilo is more than just a floating accessory—it's a statement of elegance and leisure. Crafted with UV and fade-resistant materials, it is perfectly suited for both chlorine and salt-water environments, weighing less than 4 kgs for effortless transport.

Designed for all-season fun, the Ring Lilo lets you float and relax while staying partially cool. Its marine-grade trims allow you to connect multiple Lilos, creating floating spaces or tethering them to your boat or poolside. Maintenance is a breeze— Simply spot clean or remove the cover for a thorough wash.

Available at Nakkash Gallery, from 3600 AED.

The "Puma" Tray by Breton

Elegance in Every Detail

Discover the exquisite "Puma" tray, a gem from the renowned Brazilian brand Breton. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this red tray is woven in luxurious braided leather, complemented by golden handles that exude a sophisticated charm. Priced at approximately 1800AED, it's not just a tray but a statement piece that enhances any setting with its vibrant color and elegant design.

The "Puma" tray is a testament to this philosophy, embodying the spirit of Brazilian craftsmanship and upscale design.

Available from Breton, from approximately 1800AED.

Doyle Bookends by Nakkash

Harnessing Elegance on Your Shelves

Introducing the Doyle Bookends from Nakkash, where functionality meets artistry. Priced at AED 900, these are sculptural masterpieces that bring an equine elegance to your bookshelves. Each piece features a graceful horse sculpted in polished nickel, symbolizing strength and beauty, perched atop a sturdy base of teak wood.

The perfect blend of modern craftsmanship and classic design, suitable for a variety of interior styles, from a sophisticated study to a contemporary living room. Whether you’re a book lover, an equestrian enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the finer details in home decor, the Doyle Bookends from Nakkash are an ideal choice.

Available from Nakkash, AED 900.

‘BAALBEK’ Jardinière

Timeless Splendor in Every Curve

Step into a world where ancient artistry meets modern elegance with the 'BAALBEK' Jardinière by Adam Nathaniel Furman. This exquisite collection draws its inspiration from the historic city of Baalbek, blending the magnificence of the Roman Empire with contemporary design. Each piece in the collection is a celebration of craftsmanship, brought to life through the dedicated hands of skilled artisans.

The BAALBEK Jardinière, available in three captivating colorways, embodies the spirit of Lebanese heritage. Its standout feature, the radiant pink hue, is a marvel of ceramic art, symbolizing a blend of tradition and modernity. These jardinières are more than mere vessels; they are a tribute to the enduring legacy of design and culture, enhancing any space with their timeless beauty.

Available online at Beit Collective, starting at 1950AED.

Artwork by André Rita on P55.ART

A Metropolis Reenvisioned

Discover the extraordinary artwork of André Rita, available on P55.ART, where Porto's landscape is reimagined through the lens of this visionary artist. Rita's creation is an intricate interplay of urban life and architectural fantasy, portraying a city within a city, alive with multifunctionality and desire. Each stroke tells a story of Porto meeting the architectural brilliance of Rem Koolhaas, captured in a grid of organized chaos that seems to transcend the canvas's limits.

P55.ART, dedicated to revolutionizing art accessibility, offers a unique platform where this captivating piece and many others can be explored and acquired. With a mission to foster a creative and culturally rich society, P55.ART supports artistic expression by providing an online space for artists to showcase their work. Dive into a world where art knows no bounds, featuring over a thousand artists, both national and international, right from the comfort of your home.

Available on P55.ART, Price Upon Request.

Hidden Speaker System by Hidden Sound

A Symphony of Style and Sound

Discover the enchanting Hidden Speaker System by Hidden Sound, a special edition that seamlessly blends aesthetic elegance with acoustic innovation. Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the iconic Negroni Sbagliato at Bar Basso, this system is not just an audio device; it's an art piece. With its ultra-slim HiFi DML speakers and compact digital subwoofer, it offers a spellbinding 360-degree sound experience, filling every corner of your room with rich, balanced audio.

Crafted with meticulous attention to sustainable design and Swiss quality, the Hidden Sound system is a testament to the beauty of hand-crafted excellence. This Plug & Play system easily connects with your various devices, turning any space into an oasis of harmonious sound, all while showcasing a sleek, minimalist style.

Available from Hidden Sound, starting at approximately 5600 AED.

La Dama Lamp by La Nena

Illuminate with Handcrafted Elegance

Introducing the La Dama Lamp by La Nena, a striking fusion of natural materials and artisanal craftsmanship. This lamp is an embodiment of unique charm and versatility, crafted with a base made of natural clay, La Dama showcases the beauty of raw materials in its purest form. The lamp's structure, light and meticulously handcrafted, ensures it is as practical as it is artistic.

La Dama is perfect for both indoor and outdoor settings, with a special finish that adapts to exterior environments. Each piece in this collection is distinct, finished by hand to ensure it carries its own character and personality. La Nena invites you to experience the beautiful world they have created, where every lamp not only illuminates a space but also adds a touch of unique style and soul.

Available at La Nena, Approximately 2300 AED.

As our curated journey of exquisite holiday gifts comes to a close, we hope that this guide has illuminated the path to finding those perfect, last-minute treasures. From the elegant intricacies of the La Dama Lamp by La Nena to the revolutionary soundscapes of the Hidden Speaker System by Hidden Sound, each item has been chosen to bring joy, beauty, and innovation into the lives of your loved ones.

In the spirit of the season, we at Amphora extend our warmest wishes for a holiday filled with joy, wonder, and cherished moments. May these handpicked selections from our partners and beyond not only serve as gifts but also as tokens of appreciation and style.

Here’s to a festive season that’s as unique and special as each gift on this list, and to the happiness they’re sure to bring. Happy Holidays!


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