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2017 'Man Week' Gift Guide + Giveaway!

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It’s been an annual tradition of ours for many years to run a bunch of bloke-inspired content in the lead up to Father’s Day – yep, that’s right, it’s MAN WEEK!

As always, we’re kicking the week off with a MAN-inspired gift guide + giveaway, which we hope will inspire a great design-led gift for the man in your life this coming weekend!

Massive thanks to our friends at Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford for providing the most amazing backdrop for this shoot!

 

28th August, 2017

The Design Files 2017 'Man Week' Gift Guide
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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the amazing showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne! From left to right: Brass ‘Leaf’ Wall Light by Tommaso Barbi (Italy, 1970s) also from Nicholas & Alistair, Studio Henry Wilson Thoronet Dish Bronze from Hub Furniture ($795.00), Urkiola bowl 11cm from Top 3 Design ($170.00), Lowe Bowl Walnut Stained Light Wash from Hub Furniture ($670.00), Beo Sound 2 by Bang and Olufsen ($2,500.00), Notched Sculpture by Seb Brown from Pieces of Eight ($290.00) and in foreground, Decorative Glass Case produced in Italy 1960s from Nicholas & Alistair. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photography – Eve Wilson.

The Design Files 2017 'Man Week' Gift Guide
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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. From left to right: Lounge Chairs by Societa Compensati Curvi (Italy, 1950s.) from Nicholas & Alistair, Brass ‘Leaf’ Wall Light by Tommaso Barbi (Italy, 1970s) also from Nicholas & Alistair, Studio Henry Wilson Thoronet Dish Bronze from Hub Furniture ($795.00), Urkiola bowl 11cm from Top 3 Design ($170.00), Lowe Bowl Walnut Stained Light Wash from Hub Furniture ($670.00) and Beo Sound 2 by Bang and Olufsen ($2,500.00), Decorative Glass Case produced in Italy 1960s from Nicholas & Alistair. In foreground, Porcelain Coffee Table by Tommaso Barbi (Italy, 1970s) also from Nicholas & Alistair.  Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photography – Eve Wilson.

The Design Files 2017 'Man Week' Gift Guide
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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. From top left to right: Cocktail Bar by Borsani (Italy, 1930s) from Nicholas & Alistair, Rains Zip Bag from Incu ($130.00), Hard carry case from Muji ($229.00), ‘Vision in Motion, Motion in Vision’ fine art print by Jonny Niesche, 2016 from Contemporary Editions ($1,100.00) and Nike Cortez SE from Incu ($140.00), Floor Rug by Missoni (Italy, 1980s) and Lounge Chairs by Oskar, (Italy, 1960s) both from Nicholas & Alistair. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photography – Eve Wilson.

The Design Files 2017 'Man Week' Gift Guide
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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. From left to right: AMAZING Porcelain Coffee Table by Tommaso Barbi (Italy, 1970s) also from Nicholas & AlistairStudio Henry Wilson Thoronet Dish Bronze from Hub Furniture ($795.00), bracelet and rings by Seb Brown from Pieces of Eight , Internoitaliano Neri Pen Anthracite from Hub Furniture ($95.00), Pyramid Stacks Cufflinks by Melanie Katsalidis from Pieces of Eight ($240.00), Il Bussetto Classic Tacco Coin Case Black from Hub Furniture ($155.00) and  Peau d’Espagene Eau de Cologne from Franque ($180.00). Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photography – Eve Wilson.

 

The Design Files 2017 'Man Week' Gift Guide
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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. From left to right: Bar Cart by Cesare Lacca (Italy, 1950s) from Nicholas & Alistair, Areaware Drink Rock Shape from Top3 Design ($69.95), Riedel Swirl Red Wine Glass by Riedel ($49.95 set of two), Lue Japan Bottle Opener from Hub Furniture ($149.00), Glengoyne 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky 700ml from Dan Murphy’s ($84.99), Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz from Dan Murphy’s ($18.80), Stelton Cylinda Line Ice Tongs from Make Designed Objects ($84.95) and Stelton Cylinda Line Ice Bucket – 2.5l from Make Designed Objects ($799.95). Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photography – Eve Wilson.

The Design Files 2017 'Man Week' Gift Guide
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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. From left to right: Pair of Murano Glass ‘Leaf’ Wall Lights, Italy 1950s from Nicholas & Alistair, Bar Cart by Cesare Lacca (Italy, 1950s) also from Nicholas & Alistair, Areaware Drink Rock Shape from Top3 Design ($69.95), Riedel Swirl Red Wine Glass by Riedel ($49.95 set of two), Glengoyne 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky 700ml from Dan Murphy’s ($84.99), Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz from Dan Murphy’s ($18.80), Stelton Cylinda Line Ice Tongs from Make Designed Objects ($84.95), Stelton Cylinda Line Ice Bucket – 2.5l from Make Designed Objects ($799.95), Denver and Liely Whisky Glass from Dan Murphy’s ($49.90 each) and PLAY:1 by Sonos ($299.00), Writing Bureau by Paolo Buffa (Italy, 1930s) from Nicholas & Alistair. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photography – Eve Wilson.

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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. From left to right: PLAY:1 by Sonos ($299.00), Espresso Cup and Saucer from Cibi ($50.00) with freshly brewed espresso using the Nespresso Creatista machine (see below!) from Nespresso, with reading material from The Saturday Paper (1 year subscription $169.00), Caddie Magazine ($17.95), Where They Create by Paul Barbara ($30.93) and Men In This Town Magazine ($10.00). 1950s Italian Glass Coffee Table from Nicholas & Alistair, Leather Lounge Chair & Footstool by Brunati from Nicholas & Alistair, Floor Rug by Missoni (Italy, 1980s) also by Nicholas & Alistair.Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photography – Eve Wilson.

 

The Design Files 2017 'Man Week' Gift Guide
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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. From left to right: Marble Centre Table by Guglielmo Ulrich (Italy, 1940s) from Nicholas & Alistair, Denver and Liely Whisky Glass from Dan Murphy’s ($49.90 each), Crane Frying Pan 23cm from Hub Furniture ($259.00), Kartell Umbrella Stand from Space Furniture ($225), Umbrella from Muji ($24.95), 1940s Italian Brass Wall Mirror from Nicholas & Alistair, Glass Cocktail Cabinet by Brusotti (Italy, 1930s) also from Nicholas & Alistair, Coffee Table (front right) by Gulielmo Ulrich (Italy, 1950s), from Nicholas & Alistair, pair of glass objects designed by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano (Italy, 1982) both from Nicholas & Alistair, Areaware Drink Rock Shape from Top3 Design ($69.95) and Cone A Phone Holder from Hub Furniture ($445.00). Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Eve Wilson.

The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. Coffee Table by Gulielmo Ulrich (Italy, 1950s), from Nicholas & Alistair, From left to right: Areaware Drink Rock Shape from Top3 Design ($69.95), Prism Magnifier Glass X Areaware from Third Drawer Down ($52.00), Stelton Classic Bottle Opener from Make Designed Objects ($84.95), Stelton Cylinda Line Serving Tray from Make Designed Objects ($324.95), iPhone case 3 card by Bellroy ($89.95) and Secrid Cardprotector in blue from Make Designed Objects ($49.95). Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Eve Wilson.

The Design Files 2017 'Man Week' Gift Guide
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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. From left to right: Marble Centre Table by Guglielmo Ulrich (Italy, 1940s) from Nicholas & Alistair, Denver and Liely Whisky Glass from Dan Murphy’s ($49.90 each), Crane Frying Pan 23cm from Hub Furniture ($259.00) and Lue Japan Cheese Knife Large from Hub Furniture ($445.00). Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Eve Wilson.

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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. From left to right: Desk boy Bosisio (Italy 1950s). from Nicholas & Alistair,  Nespresso Pixie Espresso, Ristretto Cups from Nespresso ($35.00 for a set of 2), Nespresso Pixie Lungo Cups from Nespresso ($40.00 for a set of 2) Nespresso Creatista Plus coffee machine from Nespresso ($799), Table Lamps by Banci, (Italy, 1970s) Marble Console (Italy 1950s), all from Nicholas & Alistair. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Eve Wilson.

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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. From left to right: Craighill Stash Box Bark from Hub Furniture ($219.95), Peau d’Espagne Eau de Cologne from Franque ($180.00), Body Milk for Man from Franque ($102.00), Bruzzoni Electric Toothbrush from Top3 Design ($219.90) and portable speaker from Hub Furniture. Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Eve Wilson.

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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. From left to right: Illuminated Mirror by Stilnovo (Italy, 1950s) from Nicholas & Alistair, Mondaine Clock Mini Desk Alarm on left hand console from Make Designed Objects ($250.00), Entrance Mirror (leaning on back wall) by Colli (Italy, 1950s) also from Nicholas & Alistair, Desk by Samdo (Italy, 1930s). Floor Lamp by Luci (Italy, 1970) from Nicholas & Alistair, Cantili tape dispenser black (on desk) from Top3 Design ($168.00), A2 Active by Bang and Olufsen ($595.00), Peas Hub USB from Top 3 Design ($54.90). Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Eve Wilson.

The Design Files 2017 'Man Week' Gift Guide
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The Design Files 2017 ‘Man Week’ Gift Guide, shot in the showroom of Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford, Melbourne. Desk by Samdo (Italy, 1930s) from Nicholas & Alistair. Objects from left to right: Mondaine Clock Mini Desk Alarm  from Make Designed Objects ($250.00), Cantili tape dispenser black (on desk) from Top3 Design ($168.00), A2 Active by Bang and Olufsen ($595.00), Peas Hub USB from Top 3 Design ($54.90). Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Photography – Eve Wilson.

Lucy Feagins
Monday 28th August 2017

MAN WEEK has become an annual tradition around here. This tongue-in-cheek theme is our nod to all the creative blokes out there, shared each year in the lead up to Father’s day. As the week plays out, we’ll be profiling a bunch of clever local designers and creative men who we think deserve a little moment in the spotlight.

Today, we’re kicking the week off with an epic MAN inspired gift guide and GIVEAWAY, just in time for Father’s Day. This year, we’re channelling a timeless and sophisticated aesthetic.  To achieve such a look, we sought out a very special location – vintage furniture and lighting store, Nicholas & Alistair in Abbotsford! With the most remarkable eye for rare and collectible furniture, lighting and homewares, Nicholas and Alistair’s showroom was the perfect backdrop for our discerning edit of design-led gift ideas.

We hope you will be inspired by this gift guide if you find yourself shopping for the man in your life this week. There’s a cross section of locally designed pieces, alongside items sourced from a handful of our favourite local retailers and brands. We are super grateful to all the designers, retailers and brands listed below who came to the party, generously offering up their wonderful wares for inclusion – please do check them all out!

To be in the running to win one of the items listed below for our 2017 ‘Man Week’ gift guide, simply leave a comment on today’s post, stating in 40 words or less who your ‘main man’ is, and why they deserve one of these awesome gifts. Please also include your POSTCODE. Leave your comment before 10.00pm Melbourne time this Wednesday 30th August 2017.

Please be patient if WordPress struggles to keep up with the entries this morning, as you have three days to enter. Fourteen winners will be selected and contacted by email next week.

The Full Father’s Day Giveaway Line Up!

Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machine with milk frothing wand ($799) and Pixie Expresso,Cups ($70.00 for a set of 4).

Contemporary Editions – ‘Vision in Motion, Motion in Vision’ 2016 by Jonny Niesche ($1,100.00)

Sonos – PLAY:1 wireless speaker ($299.00)

Hub Furniture – Crane Frying Pan 23cm ($259.00)

Space Furniture – Kartell Umbrella Stand from ($225)

Franque – Peau d’Espagne Eau de Cologne ($180.00) and Body Milk for Man ($102.00)

Muji – Umbrella ($24.95) and hard carry case ($229.00)

Top3 Design – Cantili tape dispenser black from Top3 Design ($168.00),

Dan Murphy’s – Glengoyne 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky 700ml ($84.99), Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz ($18.80), Denver and Liely Whisky Glass ($49.90 each)

The Saturday Paper – 1 year subscription ($169.00)

Incu – Nike Cortez SE ($140.00) and Rains Zip Bag ($130.00)

Bang and Olufsen – A2 Active ($595.00)

Bellroy – iPhone case 3 card ($89.95)

Pieces of Eight – Pyramid Stacks Cufflinks by Melanie Katsalidis ($240.00)

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