Let’s celebrate all the great dads out there next Sunday and pull out all the stops. Why not treat the old man to a day off, a slap up meal and a great gift? He’s earned it through all those free taxi rides and bad dancing at parties. We’ve handpicked something suitable for every discerning dad. From the green-fingered fellow, to the wine connoisseur, aspiring chef or well-groomed gent, we have all the bases covered.
For that extra special dad, what better way to be King for the day than on a new throne? We have the perfect selection of armchairs for him to sit back and act regal, including the classic Mariposa armchair and footrest re-issued by Cuero. Serve morning coffee in hand-made Japanese mugs by Hamada Pottery with some some luxurious Rococo chocolate on the side, and watch him unravel his gifts in style.
Mariposa chair by Bonet, Kurchan and Ferrari for Cuero
La Mariposa, or the Butterfly chair, was originally designed in Buenos Aires in 1938. It is also known as the BKF chair, named after its three creators Bonet, Kurchan and Ferrari. Swedish based manufacturers, Cuero Design, with its Argentinian background and 25 years of leather experience, is now producing this foldable chair in a luxurious black or tan hide. Perfect for lounging. £1,180.00.
Essence glass collection by Alfredo Häberli for Ittala
Designed by Argentinean designer Alfredo Häberli in 2001, Iittala Essence is the quintessential Scandinavian minimalist glassware. The Iittala Essence glasses are an honest demonstration of thoughtful design. Every glass is easy to hold and handle, and create a beautifully balanced table setting for both casual and formal dining. Manufactured from lead – free crystal. Starting from £23.
Cast in solid Brass to endure the test of time, these graphically bold bottle openers are designed to use a minimal amount of material. Perfect to hang in the kitchen or keep displayed on a table, they are as handsome as they are functional. £49.96.
Multipurpose canisters that feature an airtight cap with an additional interior lid, making sure the seals are seamless and smooth. Each canister is handmade by skilled craftsmen using lead-free tin. These canisters are ideal for long term storage of goods such as tea, spices and pastas. Starting from £12.00.
Carry stool by Tomoko Azumi for Ishinomaki Laboratory
Stool, tray or container? The Carry stool does it all. As a container, it can be used for picnics as a tray for food and drinks, a perfect place for tools while gardening or just the right size stool when caring for the garden. Ideal for use indoors as an extra step to reach those hard to reach places. Ishinomaki Laboratory is a community workshop established by designers in the wake of the 2011 tsunami. £95.00.
Kindling bag by Godefroy de Virieu for Bacsac The bag is in light and solid geotextile. With such an adjustable design it can be carried by hand or on the shoulder, it also has four zippers adapt to the size to carry branches, flowers, fruits or vegetables. £29.95.
The pocket tool in credit card format will amaze you with 10 clever functions. The success story of Victorinox began with the “Officer’s Knife” in 1897. The latest generation of the world famous originals continues the virtues of yesterday, while nevertheless still meeting the demands of today with regard to functionality, user friendliness and quality. £48.00.
After the huge success of his clocks Max Bill designed 1962 series of mechanical wristwatches. The design of these watches secured them a place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Stainless steel round case with polished stainless steel base, domed Plexi-hard glass, Swiss mechanical hand-wound movement. Available with a brown leather strap and gold case. £925.00.