While we do feature some exotic pieces of design here on The Swindlr, we understand that our major demographic (i.e. design students) might not be able to afford a $5000 chair. So here is a small, curated collection of products that you can afford!
San Pelligrino Sanbitter, bottle designed by Giugaro Design. Giorgetto Giugaro designed many automotive classics such as the Alfa Romeo Brera concept, the 147,156 and 166 and a Maserati or two! You could buy a 10 pack at your local grocery store for under AUD$15.00
Muji Umbrella by Konstantin Gricic. A very restrained piece, with a hole in the handle for you to attach various items. Available from Muji for around AUD$20
Alessi Dr Skud by Phillipe Starck. An artistic fly swatter that is more sculptural than functional, available for around AUD$20.00
Bobble Water Bottle by Karim Rashid. These water bottles take Karim’s ‘blobject’ aesthetic to a new level and filter your drinking water through carbon to remove any impurities. These start from around AUD$10.00
Wyborowa Exquisite Wodka bottle by Frank Gehry. While it costs around AUD$70.00, it isn’t as cheap as the others but it’s certainly cheaper than commissioning a building or purchasing one of his chairs.
Palm Products Unbreakable Glassware by Marc Newson. A range of non-slip, unbreakable glasses in a range of colours for approximately AUD$10.00 each. Probably the cheapest piece of Newson design going around, but don’t let that fool you—it’s an award winner