Father’s day is around the corner and you won’t get away with that ‘Dad you’re N°1’ card (again). WGSN’s Vittoria Toffoli, Lifestyle & Interiors Associate Editor is here to help.
It’s that time of the year where you start running around like a crazy hurricane-force wind trying to find that one perfect present that’s going to remind your dad what a great child you are (and what a great job he has done).
So, if you’ve already run out of ideas and need a little inspiration, here are my top picks for the occasion. As the gifting offering out there is so huge, I’ve built my selection of items focusing on those that are at the forefront, catering to the increasingly sophisticated male consumer.
The so-called ‘ Gentleman Club’ look is back in full force this season, revisited in a contemporary way, with a more refined, timeless edge.
Here’s three products that are fashionable, functional and innovative.
The Lost Explorer – Traveler Bag
Crafted from a custom three-layer cork shell and wool, this practical and elegant bag is water resistant, light and super functional. Finished with military-spec hardware, the bag’s structure includes 6 internal and 3 external pockets, a central compartment to store and hold a suit jacket, a removable shoe bag and a dedicated laptop space.
Basically a compact, less hippie masculine version of Mary Poppins’ purse made out of a cool fabric.
Goat Story – Coffee Mug
I stumbled upon this brand at London Design Festival last year and fell in love with its quirky design and funny story since. Did you know that coffee was discovered by a goat-header who realised his goats were acting erratically after eating the plants’ berries? It might be just a legend but I personally found this truly amusing! Paying homage to the animal ( bless ‘em all, lifesavers!), the mug comes in the shape of a horn and it’s adorned by a leather holder that doubles up as practical stand. Long live goats!
Lumio – Lamp
Lumio is a multifunctional portable folding lamp in the shape of a book. A dynamic and innovative lighting solution that goes from being an elegant hard-cover book to a luminous origami-like structure within seconds. You need to see it to believe it!