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  • Gabriel Ross Holiday Staff Picks: 3

    Here's the last segment of our holiday staff picks blog series. Today we are featuring products that appeal to coffee drinkers, desk workers and even new babies!

    Mirella, one of our web team members and new Mom, recommends the Cyclephants mobile by Flensted:


    Cyclephants Mobile by Flensted Cyclephants Mobile by Flensted


    "There's nothing like watching a little baby discover the world around her. Before my daughter was born I bought the Cyclephants Flensted Mobile to decorate her room. Little I did I know at the time that those sweet "flying" elephants would provide her with hours of entertainment and joy. Whenever a new baby is born in the family, that's my first gift of choice." - Mirella

    Those that sit for long hours at a desk would definitely enjoy Laura's top pick: the SAYL Task Chair by Yves Béhar for Herman Miller:

    SAYL Task Chair by Yves Behar for Herman Miller SAYL Task Chair by Yves Behar for Herman Miller


    "Of course my choice is the Sayl Task Chair. It is the perfect chair for me because I am short and my feet can actually touch the ground. I sit in a Basic Sayl Chair all day and it gives me the support I need so I am not sore by the end the day. It is super comfortable and I love the fact that you can choose from many colour options (I love the blue)." - Laura

    Last, but certainly not least ... the perfect gift for espresso and americano lovers: Richard Sapper's Espresso Maker for Alessi, recommended by Amber:

    Espresso Maker by Richard Sapper for Alessi Espresso Maker by Richard Sapper for Alessi


    "So easy to use! A 1980 award winning design by Richard Sapper and it makes a fabulous Americano!" - Amber

    For these and many other great gift options, be sure to visit!



  • Gabriel Ross Holiday Staff Picks: 2

    Here's the second round of holiday staff picks from the design savvy gang here at Gabriel Ross...

    Trish, our resident Interior Designer, recommends Flos' limited edition LED Orange Kelvin Table Lamp:


    Limited Edition Orange Kelvin Table Lamp by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen for Flos Limited Edition Orange Kelvin Table Lamp by Antonio Citterio & Toan Nguyen for Flos


    "The Flos Limited Edition Orange Kelvin LED table light was designed by Antonio Citterio and Toan Nguyen in 2011 for Flos’ 50th Anniversary. Only 200 were produced.  The Kelvin light has an orange finish and, like the original versions, is thoughtfully engineered and energy efficient.  It has a double pantograph arm, a swiveling head and a cast aluminum body with steel compensation springs. It is available in very limited quantities but GR Shop has stock for the holidays." - Trish


    The Breville Smart Grinder is the top choice from the newest member of our showroom team, Vanessa:

    Breville Smart Grinder Breville Smart Grinder


    "Any coffee enthusiast realizes that it is not just the beans that make a great cup of coffee it’s also the process. I use the Smart Grinder every single day (sometimes even twice a day) and I'm never disappointed. The 25 grind settings adjust the fineness for precise grinding for any filter basket, portafilter or airtight container. And the airtight bean hopper can fit 1lb of beans, which means I'm not making a mess every time I make a coffee. I have been looking at every Burr Grinder on the market and the Breville Smart Grinder is the best for your dollar." - Vanessa


    If tea is more your thing, you might agree with Nate from our web team that the Michael Graves Bird Kettle is a holiday season must-have:


    Bird Kettle by Michael Graves for Alessi Bird Kettle by Michael Graves for Alessi


    "The most popular design feature of a stovetop kettle is the whistling function that alerts you when the water has reached the boiling point. Let me introduce to you a postmodern Alessi teakettle designed by architect Michael Graves. It also features a separate whistling bird at the tip of the spout that actually sings when the water boils. It's a stunning sculpture for your stovetop - one you'll use every day and value for years to come." - Nate


    Stay tuned for Friday's blog post - the third and final segment of Gabriel Ross staff holiday picks...!



  • Gabriel Ross Holiday Staff Picks: 1

    The holiday season is now upon us! The air is crisp, bells are ringing and our shelves are stocked with loads of great contemporary gift items. This week you'll be introduced to a more personal side of Gabriel Ross: Our talented, design-savvy staff will be highlighting their top picks for the holidays.

    Ross, owner of Gabriel Ross, picked Iittala's Essence Red Wine Glasses (set of 4):

    Set of 4 Essence Wine Glasses by Alfredo Haberli for Iittala Set of 4 Essence Wine Glasses by Alfredo Haberli for Iittala

    "I love these wine glasses for their classic elegance. They're even more beautiful when they have a splash of your favorite wine in them. Best of all, they are both classic and contemporary at the same time, so they fit wonderfully with any table setting." - Ross

    One of our Victoria showroom team members, Christine, recommends George Nelson's Special Edition Ball Clock in natural spruce from Vitra:

    Special Edition Ball Clock by George Nelson for Vitra Special Edition Ball Clock by George Nelson for Vitra


    "This now-iconic Ball Clock, designed by George Nelson in 1948, features spheres of natural spruce balls and rays in classic red. Enjoy the joie de vivre of the 1950s this holiday season." - Christine


    And another George Nelson design makes our list from our web team... Dan's top pick is the Nelson's Saucer Bubble Lamp suspension light fixture:

    Saucer Bubble Lamp suspension light fixture by George Nelson for Modernica Saucer Bubble Lamp suspension light fixture by George Nelson for Modernica
    (pictured top right)


    "My choice would be Modernica’s suspension Saucer Bubble Lamp. People won't be able resist commenting on it when they walk into your home. No wonder it is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The lamp is elegant, yet functional. It provides enough light to eat or even read a book by at the dining table. Putting the lamp on a dimmer switch allows you to instantly change the ambiance in your home.
    And I almost forgot to mention... it's very affordable!" - Dan

    Stay tuned for more holiday staff picks on the blog later this week!

    If you need to spruce up your home this December, spoil some family members with some great gifts, or just simply treat yourself... Gabriel Ross has you covered!

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