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A selection of whimsical, romantic items designed by Luke Edward Hall for Ginori 1735.
Photo: Courtesy of Ginori 1735

11 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Art and Design Lovers

From a Keith Haring chess set to a Marcel Wanders chair and a sculptural Gucci bag, these creative gifts are sure to impress even the most discerning romantics

Petal chair by Marcel Wanders. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

1. Louis Vuitton Petal Chair

With whimiscal petal-shaped cushions covered in a soft pink calf leather, the limited-edition Petal chair by Marcel Wanders for Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades recalls a blooming flower, complete with slender stem-like legs.

Lalique Feuilles vase. Photo: Courtesy of Lalique

2. Lalique Vase

Heart-shaped pepper leaves flutter around Lalique’s iconic Feuilles crystal vase, the ultimate symbol of French luxury and romance.

Hermès limited-edition lipstick in Beige d'Eau. Photo: Courtesy of Hermes

3. Hermès Lipstick

Designed by creative visionary Pierre Hardy, the poppy lacquered case of the new Rouge Hermès Spring/Summer 22 lipstick makes it almost too beautiful to use.

Amaffi Amor & Psychea fragrance. Photo: Courtesy of Amaffi

4. Amaffi Fragrance

Founded in Switzerland, the prestigious Amaffi perfume house operates stores in London and Moscow; and in 2021, the maison debuted a stunning new flagship in New York fittingly located on East 57th Street and Madison Avenue. With an arresting blend of the rarest essences of Sicilian orange, ambergris, and tuberose, this intoxicating scent, encased in a heart-shaped glass bottle, is full of passion.

Dior Cupidon square scarf. Photo: Courtesy of Dior

5. Dior Scarf

This graphic silk scarf, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri from the Dior Maison Cupidon capsule collection, is inspired by Eros, the Greek god of love. Rendered in vibrant white, red, and black, the playful accessory is sure to set hearts on fire. 

Loewe candle. Photo: Courtesy of Loewe

6. Loewe Candle

The idea for Loewe’s Home Scents capsule collection came to creative director Jonathan Anderson on a walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London. Developed with in-house perfumer Núria Cruelles, this hand-poured Ivy candle has a clean, verdant aroma and once lit, reveals a delicate floral scent. The undulating earthenware vessel makes a beautiful vase or decorative objet after the flame goes out.

Gucci Love bag. Photo: Courtesy of Gucci

7. Gucci Shoulder Bag

Created specially for this Valentine’s Day, the whimsical Gucci heart-shaped shoulder bag is meticulously crafted in contrasting shades of red and pink leather, giving it a playful three-dimensional feel. The exquisite accessory is accentuated by the word ‘Love’ wrapping around the sides and gold-tone hardware.

Lison de Caunes pastille boxes. Photo: Courtesy of Lison de Caunes

8. Lison de Caunes Pastille Boxes

Paris-based artisan Lison de Caunes has been elevating the traditional art of straw marquetry to new heights since the 1970s. While her designs can mostly be found in high-profile settings, including multiple Peter Marino-designed Louis Vuitton boutiques and at the Guerlain shop on the Champs-Elysées, these precious pastille boxes in sumptuous shades of red, pink, and orange are exemplary of her craft.

Keith Haring chess set. Photo: Courtesy of Moma

9. Keith Haring Chess Set 

Enjoy a romantic night in with this chess set from the MoMA design store featuring pieces adapted from some of Keith Haring’s most beloved artworks. In Haring’s version of the game, pawns are made of the artist’s famous barking dogs while the rest of the set is comprised of his iconic figures waving their arms in the air.

Serena Confalonieri calypso champagne glasses. Photo: Courtesy of the Artemest

10. Serena Confalonieri Champagne Coupes 

Raise a toast with these eye-catching champagne glasses made in Italy with hand-blown borosilicate glass. Elegant amber-tinted conical stems connect to pink bowls that resemble giant rose petals.

Vide Poche by Luke Edward Hall for Ginori 1735. Photo: Courtesy of Ginori 1735.

11. Ginori 1735 Vide Poche by Luke Edward Hall

Inspired by Greco-Roman mythology, this delightful vide poche by the British artist Luke Edward Hall for Ginori 1735 features a flirty mermaid enchanting sailors at sea with her melodious song.

Cover: A selection of whimsical, romantic items designed by Luke Edward Hall for Ginori 1735.
Photo: Courtesy of Ginori 1735

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