Luxury Magazine 2021 Holiday Gift Guide | Home & Design

Home & Design

A curated selection to turn any residence into a gallery of unique items.

By Jorge S. Arango
La Compagnia di Caterina from Ginori

La Compagnia di Caterina (LCDC), the first line of home fragrance products from Ginori 1735, the Italian home décor company with 18th-century origins, unites Paris and Florence through scents developed by Jean Niel, a French perfume house established in 1779. Designs among the series of candles, incense burners, scent diffusers, and candle snuffers playfully embody eight imagined characters in the entourage of Caterina de’ Medici as she journeyed between the two cities. From $185;

Frette Lido Beach Collection

Frette’s new Lido Beach Collection is an elegant way to perch beachside or poolside. Thick terry bags, generously sized beach towels, and beach pillows come in new saffron, navy blue, and slate gray mixed with bright white. Priced separately from $40 (pillow);

Cassina B&C speakers

In 1938, Franco Albini deconstructed a wooden-cased radio he’d received as a wedding gift. By suspending its electrical works between glass plates, he created a completely modern object called Radio in Cristallo that he debuted in 1940. Cassina has just released a contemporary version with state-of-the-art B&C speakers, FM and DAB radio, as well as Bluetooth pairing functions. $8,235;

The Bernadorette tray and bowl set from Georg Jensen

The Bernadotte tray and bowl set from Georg Jensen is an essential entertaining accessory. The versatile uses of the three scalloped stainless-steel bowls sitting on a smoked oak tray include serving snacks of all kinds, from nuts and olives to condiments for main dishes, or use them as finger bowls. $150;


Marie Michielssen designed this grouping of papier-mâché vessels for Serax using recycled paper. The double-handled shapes are classic enough for any interior, and their plaster-like texture is timelessly earthy. They are not waterproof, so require the use of plastic or glass vase inserts if used for fresh flowers. $60–$200;

Louis Poulsen Question Mark lamp

Poul Henningsen’s PH 2/2 Question Mark lamp was first introduced in the 1930s, and originals sell for almost $25,000. But Louis Poulsen just released a limited-edition version (available through December 31, 2021) in brass and glossy opal glass, with an adjustable mechanism that allows light to be directed where desired. $1,753;

Verderoccia linens

Before Verderoccia was Pratesi, an older Florentine linen company established in 1906 and sold to another company years ago. But Gaia Pratesi, wife of family scion Federico, formed Verderoccia and continued to commission many of the same artisans the family has worked with for generations to produce luxurious Jacquard linens. The fall collection features new colors: goldfinger, silver, and berry. From $235 (raffia pillow);

Saint Louis Prestige Chess game

As an homage to the Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) school of painting that emerged out of Munich in 1911, Saint-Louis has released its Prestige Chess game in its signature blue crystal. The pieces are repurposed bottle stoppers that players set up on crystal blocks, which form each playing square and make the game easily portable. $34,100;

Housewares and Parties Marbled Dinnerware Sylvie Saint Madre Perrin

This marbled dinnerware for Houses & Parties is handmade in Paris by Sylvie Saint-André Perrin using stamped clays that have been colored with various oxides and mixed in molds to create swirling patterns. The labor-intensive process yields just 16 plates per day, and each piece boasts a completely unique design. From $162;

Acqua di Parma Gamfratesi Leather House Poltrona Frau Milanese Perfumer

Leather house Poltrona Frau and Milanese perfumer Acqua di Parma commissioned Danish design studio GamFratesi to create Smart Home Diffusers that are programmable through Wi-Fi. Consisting of leather discs available in five colors, they can utilize any of Acqua di Parma’s nine elegant scents to cover up to 300 square feet of interior space. $145 (fragrance refills $60 each);,