Vinterior’s Guide to Picky People Gifting

Vinterior’s Guide to Picky People Gifting

When it comes to gifting, it’s often overwhelming to buy for every family member, let alone for the picky people in your life. At Vinterior we advise to buy practical yet special gifts that will be used for the every day – a stylish dining chair or piece of art that never goes out of style. When your gift is vintage, you’re going against the grain of mass-production and picking an object with a real story to tell. We’ve curated the selection below with our top picks for those picky people in mind. Enjoy!

1950s Dutch Modernist Desk Light By Philips £450 

For your dad’s study at home, this a rare desk light by Philips. Sharp design and super functional with heavy base and a perspex diffuser. It is in excellent condition and has been professionally rewired and PAT tested.

Mid Century Flip Top Games Dining Table £249

For the brother in-law who loves card and poker games. This is a stunning mid century retro teak Danish style teak flip top dining / poker table. The top simply lifts and flips to convert this from a dining table to a card table!

Pair of American Wicker Armchairs by John B. Salterini 1950s £1,675

For your mother’s art studio (or living room!) a pair of John B. Salterini wicker chairs with wrought iron base. Salterini is known for his wrought iron garden furniture. These chairs are in a perfect condition and would make a stunning addition to any room.

Original French Movie Poster for Viva James Bond! Festival 1972. £90

For your film buff enthusiast brother this is the perfect gift! In 1972 United Artists released all seven James Bond 007 films as part of the Viva James Bond film festival. The poster offered here featuring Sean Connery, was used in various guises for all of the releases, with the film title and details being altered in the square depending upon the production, in this case Goldfinger.Condition report: This poster is folded as one would expect for issue to cinema, excellent condition overall with slight discolouration and tear where central folds meet, condition in accordance with age and use.

Pair of Ole Wanscher’s Rosewood ‘Senator Model 116’ Chairs £5,250

For your architect or design-lover partner. A pair of rosewood Senator Model 116 chairs designed by Ole Wanscher for France & Son, Denmark 1951. The original leather cushions are sprung and upholstered in a black leather with beautiful patina. This is a rare early rosewood model of the Senator series, later taken into production by Cado.

Donald Dean Original Oil Painting 1958 Jug and Shell £495

For your art-loving friend this Donald Dean painting of a shell and jug is an excellent vintage find. The piece comes complete with an original Donald Dean brochure from his 1961 Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead Exhibition where this piece was exhibited.

Bronze Four Face Buddha Brahma Hindu Sculpture £220

This is the perfect gift for your yogi-loving aunt, especially if she’s just back from travelling to a retreat in the far East. This is an interesting and very unusual bronze bust of the famous four-faced Buddha. This high quality hot cast solid bronze was produced using the traditional “lost wax” process, otherwise known as the “cire perdue” method.

Pierre Cardin Cocktail Bar £950

For the dapper, bachelor uncle, a 1970’s Pierre Cardin, spherical cocktail bar, with rose perspex internal bottle and glass holders. Clear perspex lifting lid, on three chrome and perspex legs with castors. Some mottling on the chrome and legs, otherwise in good condition for it’s age.

A Traditional Handwoven Swedish Rug £295

For your sister, a wonderful traditional handwoven Swedish rug made from a mix of blues with black stripes. Perfect for a hallway, new nursery, or even kitchen! Made from cotton and handmade.


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