What do you get for the dad who has everything? A gift that has a design edge, of course. Here are seven gifts to enhance his design cred.

1. One Piece Organiser from Normann Copenhagen

Smarten up your dad's desk with the One Piece organiser from Normann Copenhagen. This elegant yet thoughtful solution to the perennial desk mess is designed by Berlin-based design duo, Yuue, and crafted from a single piece of material equipped with slots to organise office tools meticulously. Inspired by how extension sockets bring electrical devices together, the One Piece Organiser unites everything used on the desk and creates beauty through a simple order. 

Three versions are offered, each suited for different needs. The Classic is designed for everyday office work, with space for different-sized pens, a ruler, cards, notes, scissors, and paperclips while The Architect is for creative souls, with room for bulky marker pens, drawing materials and a calculator. Then there is The Geek is for those who always need their devices on hand and provides slots for a phone, a tablet and batteries among other things.

Normann Copenhagen is available at SMUK Living

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2. Technogym Bench

If dad's into fitness or has been talking about starting a fitness regime, the Technogym bench might just be the ideal present. Compact and easy to move, Technogym Bench was designed to combine maximum exercise variety with minimum footprint by enabling you to perform the largest range of exercises in a very limited space. Innovatively and sleekly designed with enclosed tools, Technogym Bench won the ADI Design Index 2021 Award that honours the excellence of Italian design every year.

An ideal multifunctional training solution for home fitness, Technogym Bench offers over 200 exercise options. It allows the possibility to combine weights, elastic bands, dumbbells, weighted knuckles, and a training mat for endless exercises ensuring varied and effective total-body workouts.

Available at Technogym

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3. Georg Jensen Sky Collection

So your dad fancies himself a bit of an oenophile and has a wine collection he is proud of but does he have the tools to match his impressive bottles? Gift him one or several of Georg Jensen's sculptural bar accessories designed by French designer Aurelian Barbry. Ranging from stainless steel ice buckets to glass wine carafes, each organically shaped piece combines practicality with stunning good looks.

The ultimate in Scandinavian minimalism, your dad will revel in each ergonomic piece of bar equipment and appreciate this totally contemporary take on usually overlooked tools such as bottle openers and champagne stoppers. 

Available at Studio 216

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4. Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Soundbar

If your dad loves movie nights, he'll be blown away by Bowers & Wilkins new Panorama 3 soundbar which delivers the ultimate one-box immersive audio experience. He'll also be suitably impressed by how the deceptively diminutive sound bar delivers powerful, room-filling sound with films, TV and games from just one elegant, ultra-low-profile and easy-to-use component.

With no need for an external subwoofer for spectacular sound, Panorama 3 has a built-in Dolby Atmos spatial audio for the ultimate immersion and is tuned by the engineering team behind the world’s most highly respected recording studio monitors. Users will also have access to the Bowers & Wilkins Music App which ensures high-resolution music streaming from a wide range of services.

Available at Bowers & Wilkins Malaysia

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5. Smeg Filter Coffee Machine

For the coffee-loving dad, Smeg's filter coffee machine will please in terms of taste and looks. The machine is a true style object designed by Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of deepdesign and an extension of the Italian brand's now trademark mid-century aesthetic. Its sleek lines embrace the painted stainless steel body and are available in black, red, white, cream and the more delicate shades of pastel blue and pastel green. 

 

Equipped with the latest in coffee-making technology, the machine brews filter or Americano style coffee that is deliciously aromatic and richly flavoured coffee with the option of selecting the aroma intensity you prefer. A LED digital display and clock/timer with Auto Start function is also available for setting the time for the machine to switch on automatically when required.

Available at kitchshop.my

6. Herman Miller Aeron Chair

To ensure your dad isn't spending his work days hunched over his desk, gift him Herman Miller's game-changing task chair, Aeron. First rolled out in 1994, the Aeron has become an icon of ergonomic design. Its innovative design and support for a range of postures, activities, and body types, have made and kept Aeron's distinction as Herman Millers best selling task chair. 

 

One of Paola Antonelli's first acquisitions for MoMA’s permanent collection when she became design curator, the Aeron also became a status symbol in Silicon Valley, visually synonymous with the optimism of the dot-com boom. The Aeron underwent an ergonomic tweak in 2016 but largely still retains its original design although Aeron'snew Onyx colourway, made with plastic waste diverted from the ocean, offers the same comfort with more sustainability.

Available at Trax Furniture

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7. WohnGeist toolbox

Treat the dad who loves hardware stores and fixing things to a handsome tool kit from WohnGeist. Crafted in Switzerland, their 24-Piece Tool Kit offers a comprehensive selection of tools packaged in a wooden box. Each tool is not only beautifully crafted, but they're also functional and durable. The case is made from ethically sourced Swiss pear wood that is warp-resistant and resistant to splinters, with a leather grip for easy transportation. Tools are held in place with magnetic retainers, and there's even an option to get them engraved.

To truly level up, WohnGeist also makes a tool cabinet, measuring 1 x 1.52m, with more than 50 tools which was first created for the legendary architect Lord Norman Foster.

Available from Mr Porter

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