The RIBA Christmas gift edit
Christmas is coming, but don't panic - our edit will help you pick out the perfect gift for the discerning architecture or design enthusiast in your life. We've scoured what's on offer in our Liverpool and London shops and online to bring you a selection of the best items, many of which are inspired by our current exhibitions and objects in the RIBA Collections.
For the Art Buff
Explore the pseudo-Georgian buildings of London through artist Pablo Bronstein's unique drawn and written responses to this ubiquitous architectural style. This witty and intriguing book has been published to coincide with the current exhibition in the Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place, 'Pablo Bronstein: Conservatism, or the Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture'.
Pablo Bronstein: 2 Lauriston Road and Well Street, limited edition print
66 Portland Place and ribapix.com, £150
Looking to really treat someone with a truly unique gift? Nab them one of just 50 limited edition prints, signed and numbered by the artist Pablo Bronstein; a special commission created as part of the current exhibition.
Sunderland Civic Centre: The Pedestrian Ramps, framed print
ribapix.com, from £29.99 (25% off)
Add a touch of instant modernism to you or your friend's home, with 25% off all art prints and framed prints until 31 December.* Shop our specially selected range of Curator's Choice highlights from the RIBA Collections.
*Excludes RIBA Contemporary Editions and image licences.
For the Starchitect-in-the-Making
This stylish and easy to build DIY nightlight is a fun way to teach kids about solar energy and sustainability and makes bedtime worth looking forward to.
You won't want anyone else to play with these colourful, postmodern-inspired building blocks designed by James Paulius. Hours of fun for you and your mini Mies or Macintosh.
For the Discerning Designer
Wolf & Moon jewellery
RIBA North gift shop, from £28
Designer Hannah Davis handcrafts Wolf & Moon's striking abstract jewellery, inspired by the intersection of the natural and manmade worlds. Perfect for dressing up that go-to party dress.
Eames House of Cards
RIBA North gift shop, from £28
Give the gift of a design classic. Legendary design duo Charles and Ray Eames designed the House of Cards in 1952, a set of cards that can be slotted together to create a virtually unlimited range of different configurations.
Jo Keogh Hemisphere Bowls
RIBA North gift shop, from £45.60
Take home a unique work by ceramicist Jo Keogh, one of the artists exhibited in RIBA North's current 'Cerámica' exhibition in collaboration with ECAlab.
RIBA North gift shop, from £16
Give your Christmas tree maximum style points with some iconic baubles from Marcel Wanders' Dressed for Xmas and Marcello Jori's Le Palle Presepe ranges.
For the Friend of Architecture
Treat someone you love to an RIBA Friends of Architecture subscription, perfect for anyone with a passion for architecture and design. Friends’ benefits include discounted tickets to talks, lectures and debates, 10% discount in the RIBA Bookshop at 66 Portland Place, 10% discount in the RIBA Café & Bistro, 25% discount on all RIBA prints, 'A Magazine' for RIBA Friends delivered to your door, access to an exclusive events programme including architectural walking tours and behind-the-scenes visits, and a special Friends e-newsletter with event updates and special offers from our partners. A Friends membership is £45 a year for single membership and £80 for joint.
For the Boss
Looking for a thoughtful and tasteful Christmas card to impress your boss/client/aunt? Look no further. Our shops at 66 Portland Place and RIBA North have a wide selection of architecture-inspired cards, featuring both images from the RIBA Collections and the work of contemporary designers such as Oscar Francis.