10 design and lifestyle essentials for the discerning man

The making of a modern gentleman involves an all-rounded routine – from dressing well to living in style. Whether you’re looking to add something new to your home or wardrobe, or searching for a gift for the special man in your life, we have handpicked a selection of 10 items—from sophisticated design pieces and striking artworks to grooming kits and exceptional scents—that speak to exquisite taste.

Verner Panton’s Topan pendant lamp

Boasting a striking spherical silhouette, this pendant lamp makes for a great individual decorative element, but you could also consider purchasing a number of pieces in combinations of different hues — ranging from bluish black, deep red, grey beige, dark green and white — for added effect. Available at &tradition.

Cole & Son’s Delano

Create a visual impact in your study with Cole & Son’s Delano as a feature wall. The geometric tile motif infuses a healthy dose of playfulness, and ranges from a classic combination of black and white to glamorous indigo and gold, and many more options besides. Available at Altfield Interiors.

BoConcept’s Cenova sofa

Experience a sense of Danish minimalism with this sumptuous sofa by BoConcept. The comfortable seating unit comes with padded armrests, and maximum personalisation is guaranteed, as you are free to choose from over 100 different fabrics and leathers, as well as different frame materials.

Karlsson’s Origami wall clock

Sometimes, shapes speak louder than colours – it is particularly true with Karlsson’s Origami wall clock. The impeccable quality and exquisite details make for a simple and practical design suitable for any interior. Available from EMOH.

Jo Malone London’s Pomegranate Noir

One of the brand’s best-loved fragrances is now encased in a festive, limited edition bottle design adorned with black stripes and sealed with a burnished gold top. The sweetness of the aromatic, fruity fragrance is counterbalanced by more masculine notes of pepper, wood, and earth.

Shades series by Kristina Krogh Studio

This limited edition art print from the Shades series mirrors the interaction between light and shadow. Featuring a distinctive textured surface, the piece is age resistant and will be a timeless addition to your space.

Tray desk by Neri & Hu

Combining two American black walnut table trays and a foldable mirror with three adjustable angles, the Tray desk is a flexible and lightweight unit for a modern, classic or contemporary space. Available from Lane Crawford.

Laurel coffee table by Nichetto Studio

This coffee table is an intriguing study in shapes and forms, as it pairs a cone and a cylinder into one. The former—in painted, hand-polished hardboard—appears to float weightlessly on top, while the sturdy, cylindrical base comes in either stone or hardwood. The design stands out as an art piece in itself.

Razor and brush set by Pankhurst London

Bring back the old world charm with this sleek razor and brush set. Inspired by Ian Fleming’s famous James Bond series of novels, the brand’s luxury styling products are suitable for the most daring, chic and travel-loving gentlemen. Available from Joyce Beauty and Joyce Grooming.

New Nachtmann series from NEXTGEN


Taste your favourite beverage in style with the new Nachtmann glasses series from the NEXTGEN international design competition project. The winners from Beijing — Mao Churong and Gong Yining — took their cue from Chinese calligraphic ink paintings of landscapes for their Shu Fa long drink and tumbler glasses. Available from Town House.

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