Kitchen full of gift ideas

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 07 May, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 07 May, 1995, 12:00am

A HOST of gifts to express love for your mother is on offer at Lane Crawford.

Few pleasures in life compare with the aroma of freshly-made coffee, especially when it comes from a stainless steel Alessi pot designed by Michael Grave. From $400 upwards, you can buy a range of contemporary coffee essentials any woman would be pleased to own.

'The designs are fun as well as functional, so they make a great gift for any modern mother,' said Cathy Hau, the public relations executive.

Innovative kitchenware comes in the form of Zani and Zani's collection from top Italian designers. Enzo Mari, Lino Sabattini, Bruno Munari and Nencino Moleri have all had a hand in producing the eclectic collection, which retails at about $1,500 a piece.

'All the pieces are made from stainless steel and have a state-of-the-art look, perfect for a modern kitchen,' Ms Hau said.

Working mothers will appreciate Gigliodoro hand-crafted desk accessories in contrasting shades, which are fashioned with the use of suede.

'The range is very colourful. We have complete desk sets in shocking pink, lime green and sky blue which are ideal for cheering up any office,' Ms Hau said.

Handy items all finished in suede, such as letter openers, memo pad stands and pen holders, are included with desk blotters. They retail at $1,550 a set.

'The desk items can also be bought individually,' Ms Hau said.

Inexpensive, quality costume jewellery ($200-$600) by Sent includes handmade coloured glass necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The baubles display a variety of interesting shapes and are ideal for trendy mothers.

'Everything has been made in Murano, Italy, which is famous for its glassware. It has a long tradition of glass blowing and this is exemplified in the quality and unique design of each piece,' she said.



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