Gifts for Graphic Designers

100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical; to stylistic; to objects; and methods. Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on graphic design and lavishly illustrated, the book is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years.
100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

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Nominated in Designs of the Year 2015 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design takes a fresh look at Swiss typography and photo-graphics, posters, corporate image design, book design, journalism and typefaces over the past hundred years. Filled with illuminating essays by prominent experts in the field and captivating illustrations the book is a new, comprehensive reference work on Swiss design. Book design by the Zürich studio NORM. Hardback, 352 pages 2.1 kg, 22.5 x 33.3 x 3.2 cm
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20 Ways to Draw a Doodle

20 Ways to Draw a Doodle

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Swirls, spirals, and symbols come alive with 20 Ways to Draw a Doodle. Beautifully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook lets you draw outside the trapezoid and create beautiful designs and patterns. Explore playful polygons, zany zigzags, tweaked twizzles and twirls. Let your pencil roam freely across the page and create your own designs. 
50 Typefaces That Changed The World

50 Typefaces That Changed The World

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The Design Museum brings you fifty typefaces that changed the world we live in. From the classic cool of Helvetica to Wim Crouwel's provocative New Alphabet
A Logo For London

A Logo For London

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The London Transport bar and circle – also known as the bulls-eye or roundel – is an icon of commercial design. This fascinating book charts the history and development of the symbol from the early 20th century to the present day.
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Alexander Girard Block Puzzle

Alexander Girard Block Puzzle

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Ten block set that features two graphic puzzles, the 26 letters of the alphabet, and 14 illustrations. Pre-schoolers can identify simple icons such as the sun, snake, or angel, and correspondingly can also begin to spell out these words. High quality, durable paper blocks in a well-designed pull-out box for easy storage. This designer toy is a great aesthetic and educational introduction to Girard’s work—perfect for design-loving adults and creative young children.
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Alexander Girard Memory Game

Alexander Girard Memory Game

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Matching pairs memory game featuring the colourful illustrations of Alexander Girard. Set of thirty six pairs.  
Animal Logo Animal Logo

Animal Logo

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The book is a collection of categorised animal logos and symbols from around the world. It contains 266 logos from some of the world's greatest designers and companies such as; Total Identity, Lance Wyman, Stockholm Design Lab, Stefan Kanchev and many more.  132 pages. Paperback
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Archifold Architectural Origami Set

Archifold Architectural Origami Set

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Archifold is a series of origami sheets of paper with patterns based on the framework used by architects to create plans. A diagram is included in the envelope with guidelines for 'building' a little house, but it’s only one of the many possible designs offered by this set. Each envelope contains 34 doubled side printed sheets of paper. Paper is 20 x 20 cm, 60g/m2. Be creative, be an architect.
Arête Bracelet Arête Bracelet

Arête Bracelet

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Sterling silver bracelet designed by Tomoko Azumi for Eiger. Inspired by the illustration of the Finsteraarhorn mountain on a Swiss postage stamp. The earrings texture represents a simplified visual interpretation of 'upheaval', a disturbance created by the movement of the earth's crust and the motion of a glacier. Rhodium plated solid sterling silver earrings with matt silk finish. Dimensions: 14 mm x 65 mm diameter.
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Artful Flyer Artful Flyer

Artful Flyer

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Quality balsa wood, rubber band-powered model planes, transformed by art into delightful flying machines. Quickly and easy to assemble so you can dazzle observers with lofty flights and graceful landings. Three styles available, each packed in a brightly coloured sleeve, complete with instructions.
Baggu Baggu

Baggu

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Baggu is a nylon reusable bag that is not just for the grocery store. One Baggu is strong enough to hold two to three plastic grocery bags worth of stuff and can be carried either in your hand or over your shoulder.

Baggu

£7.50
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Bangle

Bangle

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Tom Pigeon he have collaborated with Formica to create their latest jewellery range. The elegant bangle combines panels of Formica with brushed metal.  Tom Pigeon work with a family-run etching workshop on the West coast of Scotland to produce the bespoke metal pieces for their jewellery and then cut, polish, assemble and finish every piece by hand in their studio. The metal on these pieces has been left uncoated and will age naturally over time, developing a richer, darker tone Packaged in a stitched greyboard gift box Handmade in Scotland

Bangle

£35.00
Battle of the Bikes Battle of the Bikes

Battle of the Bikes

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A top trumps style card game for bike lovers of all ages. Play iconic brands and models off against each other to discover who’s got the best set of wheels. 30 colour illustrations.
Bird Paper Clip Holder

Bird Paper Clip Holder

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A bird shaped paperclip holder to brighten up your workspace. Chip has an internal magnet - you can add paper clips to him fill out his plumage. Chip is also heavy enough to be used as a paperweight. Manufactured by Alessi 9.5 x 10.5 cm
Branch trivet

Branch trivet

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This simple Trivet design by Hay is made from Ash, providing both a natural finish and functional effectiveness. DIMENSIONS           Diameter 26 cm x  Height 2,5 cm
Brick Hammer Pendant

Brick Hammer Pendant

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A miniature brick hammer to be worn as a necklace charm. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Complete with chain.
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Bright Minds, Beautiful Ideas Bright Minds, Beautiful Ideas

Bright Minds, Beautiful Ideas

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This book reveals how five inspiring graphic designers from different cultures and different eras successfully link culture to economy and science. They are Bruno Munari (Italy 1907-1998), Charles and Ray Eames (USA 1907-1978 and 1912-1988), Marti Guixe (Spain 1964) and Jurgen Bey (The Netherlands 1965) and what they have in common is their ability to combine fantasy, energy and experimentation with vision. Paperback, 240 pages 24.6 x 17.1 x 2.2 cm
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Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011 Poster

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011 Poster

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The Brit Insurance Designs Awards, "the Oscars of the design world," showcase the most innovative and forward thinking designs from around the world, spanning seven categories: architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport. This year's poster has been designed by Christoffer Persson, art director of Forsman & Bodenfors the graphic design agency behind Homemade is Best, winner of the graphics award in this years Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Awards. Swedish Interactive graphics agency Forsman & Bodenfors were nominated for the Graphics Award by David Kester for their Homemade is Best cookery book and iPhone app produced for their multinational client of 15 years, IKEA. As part of a larger marketing campaign for Swedish brand, Forsman & Bodenfors realised that excitement for a new IKEA kitchens could be harnessed by influencing the consumers idea of life within it. A colourful, visually exciting introduction to Swedish baking, Homemade is Best presents 30 recipes in an innovative new fashion. Taking inspiration from Japanese minimalism these carefully composed graphic still lifes bring the ingredients centrestage, the result being a playful new look at the traditional presentation of cookery.
British Rail Designed 1948-1997

British Rail Designed 1948-1997

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This book tells the complete story of British Rail design and branding right up to the late 1990s.  It covers firstly the challenge of nationalisation and corporatisation, then the complete branding of the network to include trains, rolling stock, staff, architecture, the development of BR corporate identity and then on to the 1990s when denationalisation brought a new requirement for design diversification. This beautiful book will be enjoyed by all those with an interest in commercial design and branding, as well as enthusiasts of the British Rail era. Hardback, 240 pages 1 kg, 21 x 28 x 2.5 cm  
Brutal Simplicity of Thought Brutal Simplicity of Thought

Brutal Simplicity of Thought

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Simplicity looks easy. It's not. It's easier to complicate than simplify. Thought-provoking and incisive, Brutal Simplicity of Thought is the creative philosophy of M&C Saatchi, in words and pictures. Whether you are a student, a manager, self-employed or a CEO, this book has something to teach us all: simplicity rules.  
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Bullet pen

Bullet pen

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Beautiful, sleek and functional Slimline design Weighty feel non-refillable
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Chineasy

Chineasy

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Nominated in Designs of the Year 2014 A graphically appealing, illustration-led system that will enable all readers, from schoolchildren to adults, to grasp the concept of Chinese ideograms with ease. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Fun, witty, educational, enriching, Chineasy provides a winning way to approach Chinese language and culture.

Chineasy

£14.95
Chris Haughton NODE Rug Chris Haughton NODE Rug

Chris Haughton NODE Rug

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An exquisite rug designed by Chris Haughton for NODE.  Handmade by a fair trade group of traditional Nepalese carpet makers. Exclusive to the Design Museum Shop. Each rug will be produced in a limited edition of ten. NODE: fair trade rugs from chris haughton on Vimeo.  
CITIx60 Guide: London CITIx60 Guide: London

CITIx60 Guide: London

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Whether it’s a one-day stopover or a longer trip, CITIx60: London is your inspirational guide to places that only insiders of the British capital know and go. Initiated and edited by viction:ary, the pocket-sized guide sports an artistic edge with a city map jacket drawn by David Ryan Robinson as well as practical info essential for a satisfying trip.
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Claw Hammer Pendant

Claw Hammer Pendant

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A miniature claw hammer to be worn as a necklace charm. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Complete with chain.
Clayton Junior NODE Rug Clayton Junior NODE Rug

Clayton Junior NODE Rug

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An exquisite rug designed by Clayton Junior for NODE.  Handmade by a fair trade group of traditional Nepalese carpet makers. Exclusive to the Design Museum Shop. Each rug will be produced in a limited edition of ten. NODE: fair trade rugs from chris haughton on Vimeo.  
Copenhague bar stool

Copenhague bar stool

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The bar stool is the uncomplicated extension of the Copenhague Chair design. Here, the seat of the chair has been doubled up and mirrored and fitted with extra long legs. Available in natural or stained wood and with or without a padded seat. The padded seat gives the barstool a more coherent and sensuous expression – and illustrates that with a strong idea, the potential for variation is unlimited.  DIMENSIONSW 39 x D 51 x H 75 cmMATERIALSBase:Solid wood with moulded plywood seat
Copenhague chair

Copenhague chair

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Hay's Copenhague Chair is two x two chair legs that meet in an inverse V and two moulded veneer shells that meet in the middle. The sharply bent veneer consists of multiple delicate layers laminated with cheesecloth to make the shell extra strong and give the chair the springy flexibility that is essential in a backrest. The technique was pioneered by the first cantilevered chairs of the Bauhaus school, but here, the university’s practical need for stackability has been incorporated into the design, which makes it possible to stack as many as eight chairs together. The stackability also comes in handy in a private home, making it easy to store spare chairs for extra dinner guests DIMENSIONSW 49 x D 50 x H 46/80 cmMATERIALSBase: Solid wood with moulded plywood seat with plastic or felt gliders
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David Pidgeon A Graphic Odyssey Poster **WAS £45 NOW £15**

David Pidgeon A Graphic Odyssey Poster **WAS £45 NOW £15**

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To celebrate Wim Crouwel at the Design Museum Spin commissioned some of their favourite graphic design studios to create a Crouwel inspired poster using the grid structure he developed for his series for the Stedelijk Museum David Pidgeon’s passion for design excellence can be best witnessed in the evolution of his work in the last decade. The son of a mathematician and of Italian/Anglo Saxon descent, David has embarked on a journey in design that is influenced by the way he sees the world. He pursues diversity in clients and output, which in turn employs a curious mix of playful yet intelligent; precise yet intuitive output. His experiments in typographic form is a process that he has pursued since being a student at Swinburne University, and one of the creative threads that draws all his work together. Edition of 150
DavidDavid Arrow Print Umbrella

DavidDavid Arrow Print Umbrella

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DavidDavid’s bold, geometric Arrow print decorates this premium double canopy umbrella. Maple wood combined handle and shaft. Manual opening. Black reinforced steel fluted framework with a metal runner and protective printed fabric. Grey inner canopy. Customised stud fastening and runner.
DavidDavid Check Print Umbrella

DavidDavid Check Print Umbrella

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DavidDavid’s bold, geometric Check print decorates this premium double canopy umbrella. Maple wood combined handle and shaft. Manual opening. Black reinforced steel fluted framework with a metal runner and protective printed fabric. Grey inner canopy. Customised stud fastening and runner.
DavidDavid Monochrome French Riviera Print Umbrella

DavidDavid Monochrome French Riviera Print Umbrella

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DavidDavid’s French Riviera print decorates this premium double canopy umbrella. Maple wood combined handle and shaft. Manual opening. Black reinforced steel fluted framework with a metal runner and protective printed fabric. Grey inner canopy. Customised stud fastening and runner.
DavidDavid New Hex Print Umbrella

DavidDavid New Hex Print Umbrella

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DavidDavid’s New Hex print, decorates this premium double canopy umbrella. Maple wood combined handle and shaft. Manual opening. Black reinforced steel fluted framework with a metal runner and protective printed fabric. Grey inner canopy. Customised stud fastening and runner.
Design as Art Design as Art

Design as Art

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An illustrated journey into the artistic possibilities of modern design translated by Patrick Creagh and published as part of the 'Penguin on Design' series in Penguin Modern Classics. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, he was described by Picasso as 'the new Leonardo'.  Munari insisted that design should be beautiful, functional and accessible.   It is within this book that his ideas are set out about visual, graphic and industrial design looking at how it plays a role in objects we use everyday. He turns his illuminating gaze to lamps, road signs, typography, advertising and more. This book will enlighten the reader to think; how do we see the world around us? Paperback, 224 pages
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Design Finland Playing Cards

Design Finland Playing Cards

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Showcasing Finnish design from the 1900s and early 2000s, this deck of cards reflects the finest crafts of the country in its images. From spades of ceramics and glassware and hearts of furniture and lamps to diamonds of textiles, clothes, and jewelry and clubs of equipment and tools, the set captures a wide variety of Scandinavian handiwork. The kings, queens, and jacks portray real-life designers who are literally clothed in their own creations while the jokers are represented by two personalities who have had a significant influence in the field. Highlighting a diverse collection of distinct art objects, practical interior decoration, imaginative fashion, and more, this set provides a glimpse into a fascinating world along with the means for countless pastimes.
Don't leave me table Don't leave me table

Don't leave me table

£120.00

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A range of portable innovative, functional tables by Hay Don’t Leave Me is the full name that indicates the function of this metal side table, which allows you to move the table with you. DLM, as the abbreviation goes, embraces this function, as the handle is part of the table frame and thus minimizes the basic components of the design. DIMENSIONSDLM: W 38 x D 38 x H 44/58 cmDLM XL: W 48.2 x D 48.2 x H 49.5/65 cmMATERIALSPowder coated steel

Don't leave me table

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Eames House of Cards - Giant Eames House of Cards - Giant

Eames House of Cards - Giant

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Charles and Ray Eames designed the Giant House of Cards in 1953 in continuation of the beloved original deck created the year before. Each card shows a different object, all of which Charles and Ray refer to as 'the good stuff', selected to celebrate 'familiar and nostalgic objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.' This is the largest in size of the entire House of Cards series, allowing you to build dynamic, ceiling-high structures. The six slots on each card enable the player to interlock the cards so as to build structures of myriad shapes and sizes. 20 cards.
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Eames House of Cards - Original

Eames House of Cards - Original

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Charles and Ray Eames designed House of Cards in the 1950s. These picture card decks have become universal favorites. Each card shows a different object, all of which Charles and Ray refer to as 'the good stuff', selected to celebrate 'familiar and nostalgic objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.' The six slots on each card enable the player to interlock the cards so as to build structures of myriad shapes and sizes. 54 cards.
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Eames Memory Game

Eames Memory Game

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A delightful game for all ages featuring the designs of design icons Charles and Ray Eames. From their furniture design, graphics, textiles, toy design, architecture, exhibit design, and film, these modern masters are considered the pre-eminent pioneers of mid-century design.
Embroidery Scissors Pendant

Embroidery Scissors Pendant

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A miniature pair of embroidery scissors to be worn as a necklace charm. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Complete with chain.
Fifty Years of Illustration Fifty Years of Illustration

Fifty Years of Illustration

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This book charts contemporary illustration's rich history: from the rampant idealism of the 1960s to the bleak realism of the 1970s, and from the over-blown consumerism of the 1980s to the digital explosion of the 1990s, followed by the increasing diversification of illustration in the early twenty-first century. The book explores the contexts in which the discipline has operated and looks historically, sociologically, politically, and culturally at the key factors at play across each decade, while artworks by key illustrators bring the decade to life. Contemporary illustration's impact and influence on design and popular culture are investigated through introductory essays and profiles of leading practitioners, illustrated with examples of their finest work. Hardback, 384 pages 1.7 kg, 20.2 x 25.9 x 4 cm
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Flashing Card Set - Celebration Circuits Flashing Card Set - Celebration Circuits

Flashing Card Set - Celebration Circuits

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Bring your cards to life and get creative with electronics. With easy step-by-step instructions to design your own flashing cards. Bare Conductive were shortlisted in Designs of the Year 2014.  
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Flashing Card Set - Conductive Encounters Flashing Card Set - Conductive Encounters

Flashing Card Set - Conductive Encounters

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Bring your cards to life and get creative with electronics. With easy step-by-step instructions to design your own flashing cards. Bare Conductive were shortlisted in Designs of the Year 2014.
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Flashing Card Set - Power Animals Flashing Card Set - Power Animals

Flashing Card Set - Power Animals

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Bring your cards to life and get creative with electronics. With easy step-by-step instructions to design your own flashing cards. Bare Conductive were shortlisted in Designs of the Year 2014.
Foil blocked cards Foil blocked cards

Foil blocked cards

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Simple foil blocked illustration printed on textured 270gsm paper stock Kraft paper envelope Made in the UK Size: A6 Left blank inside for your own message Available designs: silver on grey compass; copper on stone protractor; silver on grey pencil; set square copper on stone
Gym hook

Gym hook

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Like an elite gymnast swinging from the rings, this accessory puts in a stellar performance. The intuitive design sparks immediate associations to the gym and clearly signals its functional purpose as a coat or towel hook.DIMENSIONSMedium 2.5 cmMATERIALSUntreated ash

Gym hook

£25.00
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Hannes Necklace

Hannes Necklace

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A striking geometric necklace. Composed of three geometric shapes on a black cord. Featuring two long triangles in yellow and marbled white and a resin ball. Can be worn as a long pendant or at neck length due to the adjustable cord.  Handmade in London.

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