Scour museum gift shops for divine designs
They may not be the first place you think to look while shopping for the best in contemporary design, but – as these original and quirky pieces show – museum shops are about much more than postcards and erasers
Sunday 18 April 2010
Julian Opie 'Jack' framed portrait, £58.75 from the Alan Cristea Gallery julianopieshop.com
White melody vase by Sena Gum, £50 shop.southbankcentre.co.uk
Jester pepper pot by Marcel Dzama, £85 (from set) ica.org.uk
'Le Corbusier' book, £60 from the Barbican Centre shop culturelabel.com
Stainless steel milk jug by Freud, £20 from the Southbank Centre shop, as before
Bust of Sigmund Freud by Oscar Nemon, £185 from the Freud Museum shop freud.org.uk/shop
Red Lego alarm clock, £30 sciencemuseumshop.co.uk
Caterpillar cookie cutter, £3 (from set) at Natural History Museum shop nhmshop.co.uk
Grey London landmark 'Trellick Tower' bookend, £20 from the Victoria & Albert Museum shop vandashop.com
'Airs and Graces' sheet music and wire bird sculpture by Elizabeth Willow, £87 bluecoatdisplaycentre.com
'In case of emergency' money box, £9.99 The London Transport Museum shop ltmuseumshop.co.uk
'Disconcerted Dollies' salt and pepper shakers, by Tina Tsang of Undergrowth Design, £40 from the Southbank Centre shop, as before
Wooden bird trouser hanger by Ingibjorg Hanna for Beyond the Valley, £25 culturelabel.co.uk
Solar ball light by Idea Label, £17.95 from the Design Museum shop designmuseumshop.com
Lemon squeezer, £45 from the Hayward Gallery shop.southbankcentre.co.uk
Net and Ball Wallpaper, £49.95 in collaboration with Absolute Zero Degrees, from the Royal Festival Hall shop.southbankcentre.co.uk
Bowl Concrete by Tim Parsons for Southbank Ceramics, £38 from the Hayward Gallery, as before
Small concrete tea light, £15; medium concrete tea light, £18; and tall tea light, £22, by Tim Parsons for Southbank Ceramics from the Hayward Gallery, as before
Cream retro calculator, £40 from the V&A shop, as before
'Slice' wooden bread board, £12 from the V&A shop, as before
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