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2018 Christmas Special

Christmas Special 2018: my gift is design

Whether you’re writing an interminable Christmas that includes all your loved ones, or you’re compiling – in the hope that others might be more generous - your own list, stop for a second and take a look at our special feature.

Accessori di design

Design explained to children

There are clouds that light up and dolls that transform into sofas. How do you explain design to a child? An eight-time winner of the ADI Compasso d’Oro award, the Italian architect and designer Mario Bellini answers the question with his new book...

Table settings

Lay on the table the same colours and fragrances of a forest

For your winter table, it might be nice to reference the mountains and appease the palate with traditional recipes. So, what about creating the perfect feel starting from the tablescape itself?

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The Christmas gift ideas of the top stores in Palermo

After Milan, Rome, Turin and Florence, let’s leap to the magical atmosphere of the south and discover what are the Christmas gift ideas of Palermo’s top interior design stores, the Sicilian capital with a thousand-year history, with a thousand different faces and a thousand different cultures.

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The Christmas gift ideas of the top stores in Florence

After Milan, Rome and Turin, now it’s time to discover the shop windows of the top interior design stores of the wonderful Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, a town that with its extraordinary architecture guards art treasures that are unique in the world.

World of accessories

Gira e Rigira by Vetrerie di Empoli, the patented wine tasting glass

Ready to toast Christmas? We have decided to surprise our guests and opt for a patented wine glass: by stroking the glass, the wine swirls while tasting it.


A festive living room

Forest-green, Christmas-red, shiny golden details and a roaring fire: all the ingredients for a festive living room...

World of accessories

Pelty, the first fire-powered speaker in the world

It’s wireless and powerful with excellent sound quality too. What more could you wish for from a portable speaker? Well, check-out this Bluetooth version: in ceramic, wood and glass, it produces a crystal clear sound thanks to the heat of a flame.

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Galleggianti by Moreno Ratti, the floating marble vase

Florals are the perfect all year-round pattern; this is a detail that adds an extra special touch to your home. So, why don’t you go for something bewitching?

Table settings

Black and gold on the Christmas table

A Christmas table with contrasting black and gold accents as well as contemporary textiles and pleated plates, crystal glasses and simple cutlery. The new style rules for the upcoming festive season add a contemporary twist to luxury elegance.