wish list - Bronze, silver, & gold

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Mark this Olympic season with this series of gifts for which class takes its place atop the podium.

 

Bronze


Soldier of marathon

An exquisite bronze of the Greek soldier Phidippides whose historic 26-mile run, from Marathon to Athens, gave birth to the modern marathon. Cast in Paris in the late 19th century by the famed Barbedienne foundry, the bronze is 94cm high by 107cm wide. The original was sculpted in marble by Cortot for King Louis-Philippe and is now at the Louvre, Paris.
US$5,500
www.artbronze.com

 

Minka Lavery Marsoni Single Tier Chandelier

Marsoni is renowned for capturing European design elements and seamlessly blending them into rich, robust designs. This piece recalls the grandeur and craft of Venetian court artisans. Old world patina glass and a distressed Marsoni bronze finish combine to bring this elegant design to life.
US$299
www.1800lighting.com

 

Two Balencia Bronze Chaises

Created by noted designer Claude Robin, these chaises invoke the elegance of a coastal French resort. Their European-inspired design a reminder that the true mark of quality is simplicity. With a strong aluminium frame and crafted from weather-resilient wicker fibre, they offer ideal relaxation.
US$699
www.frontgate.com

 

Metallic Bronze Leather Satchel

Handmade in England, this bronze metallic satchel is crafted from top-quality leather with classic nickel silver buckles and beautiful cable stitching for that decorative edge. A handle and detachable straps are optional. Sizes range from 30cm to 45cm.
US$179
www.zatchels.com

 

Panerai ‘Bronzo’ Luminor 1950Submersible 3-Day Automatic

Featuring the classic minimalist Panerai dial and hand-set inside a chunky 47mm case, Panerai strikes a balance between character and elegance. Panerai has long prided itself on its naval history, and this watch looks as if it was unearthed from the depths of the sea.
US$26,995
www.watchuwant.com

 



SILVER


Georg Jensen Koppel Pitcher

An early pioneer of functionalism in design, Henning Koppel’s mission was to make everyday products beautiful as well as practical. The father of ‘Danish design’, Koppel began collaborating with Georg Jensen in 1946. This elegant 2.8-litre pitcher was developed two years later, and remains stunning today.
US$33,900
www.georgjensen.com

 

Jacob and Co. Diamond-encrusted Diaper pin

For the expecting mother or the new one, here’s a great and adorable way to let her treat baby like the treasure he or she is. Adorned with 34 round brilliant cut diamonds, jeweller Jacob and Co. reveals this sparkling pin sure to bring a smile to all who see it.
Price on request
www.jacobandco.com

 

Chanel Clutch Bags

Chanel’s 2012 collection is chock full of silver-toned accessories. These include a flap bag with hand-embroidered lambskin and silver sequins and a metallic python patterned evening clutch with a secret lock. Whatever the occasion, Chanel’s line offers a medal-worthy option.
Prices vary
www.chanel.com

 

Splice Chair

From designer Ifeanyi Oganwu, this chair merges the worlds of handicraft and digital design methodologies, assembling six primary aluminium panels that are hand-formed over a CNC-milled 3D template. The result of two years of research and development into the manipulation of multi-curved sheet metal, the result is comfortable ‘engineered craft’.
Price on request
perimeter-artanddesign.com

 

Koenigsegg CCXR

Swedish automaker Koenigsegg’s CCXR Special Edition is equipped with a double F1 wing and a revised aero package, as well as the finest visible carbon work in the industry. While that may be on your wish list, for our purposes here we’ll go with the 1:18 scale die-cast model, which offers all of these great features…minus the option to drive it.
US$270
www.koenigsegg.com

 



GOLD


Versace Medusa Cutlery

Designer Rosenthal worked with Versace to develop this elegant tableware collection. This 48-piece set features the head of the mythical Medusa and meandering bands, all gold-plated with 24k gold.
US$16,000
www.eluxury-group.com

 

1 Tonne Kangaroo Gold Coin

The Perth Mint has cast this monolithic piece from 99.99% pure gold. Measuring nearly 80 centimetres wide and more than 12cm thick, it’s the world’s largest bullion coin. Forget where to put it, though, investment is where it’s at: based on current gold prices, the melt value of the coin is more than US$50 million.
www.1tonnegoldcoin.com

 

DeLafée 24k Edible Gold Chocolate Pralines

Made from a blend of Criollo cocoa beans from Ecuador and Venezuela, and Forestero cocoa beans from Ghana, Delafée’s chocolate offers the perfect chocolate blend. Delafée’s gold pralines are made of a shell of 56% cocoa filled with a creamy chocolate ganache.
US$131.85
www.delafee.com

 

Oro Gold Deluxe Facial Kit

Calling upon the legend of Cleopatra, who slept with a mask of gold to retain her beauty, Oro Gold designs cosmetics with gold as their key component. With anti-oxidant properties, gold is also an anti-inflammatory, is hypoallergenic, and penetrates the skin to get deeper for a longer effect.
US$812
www.orogoldcosmetics.com

 

Buckyballs Desk Toy

Each Buckyball cube contains 216 powerful Rare Earth magnetic balls that can be shaped, moulded, torn apart and snapped together in unlimited ways. The Big Book of Bucky Vol. 1 is the ultimate collection of Buckyballs tricks, how-tos, games, and more! A new breed of desk toy, this is the ultimate stress reliever.
US$39.95
www.buckyballs.com

 
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