A Last-Minute Gift Guide For The St. Louis Design Enthusiast

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Each item that graces the shelves of CENTRO Modern Furnishings in St. Louis is an art piece in its own right. This holiday season, CENTRO has curated a trove of gift ideas available for in-store purchase at their elegant Central West End showroom. The swoon-worthy collection features accessories by modern designers who have shown their work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and MOMA, to name a few. We’ve pulled some noteworthy finds to make your holiday shopping a breeze.

Centro Modern Furnishings
4727 McPherson Ave, 63108
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Balancing Blocks (Multicolored)
Price: $48.00
These faceted blocks can be balanced in many different iterations to create your own sculpture. Each set includes 10 solid oak multicolored blocks.

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Table Tiles (Optic Black, Black/Beige)
Price: $18.00
This set of six coasters plays with color and pattern to allow you to create three-dimensional illusions on your dinner table.

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Concrete Desk Set
Price: $50.00
This desk set offers all the essentials in crisp, modern shapes. Cast from solid concrete, the set includes a small tape dispenser, pencil holder and a small tray.

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Concrete Trivet (Black, Gray)
Price: $35.00
This concrete table trivet can be used alone or combined to form a geometric mosaic that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. One piece fits a kettle or a saucepan, while several trivets can be arranged to fit casserole-sized dishes.

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Minim Cards (Black, White)
Price: $10.00
For the minimalist, this deck of regulation playing cards reduces the classic hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades down to clean geometric symbols and diagonal lines.



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EXTŌ Modern Extension Cords
Price: $70.00
Functional, attractive and easy-to-handle extension cords help prevent shock and stay put on almost any surface.

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Price: $149.00
For the friend whose phone is forever out of battery, this USB charges devices with expert efficiency and extends battery life by protecting batteries from overcharge.

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EXTŌ+4 Collection
Price: $90.00
The Extō+4 is a four-outlet power strip that can handle nearly any electrical accessory around the house. Arranged in a square aluminum housing, the outlet resists tipping and sliding.



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Revolution Glassware Collection
Price: $79.00-$220.00 per pair
The elegant forms in Fferrone’s Revolution Glassware Collection—handcrafted in the Czech Republic by master glassblowers—make their contents appear to defy gravity. The collection consists of six designs combining tumblers, stemware and bowls.



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Outline Half Round, Rectangle and Triangle
Price: $50.00-$60.00
This series of stainless steel professional measuring tools pares down the silhouettes of iconic rulers, fusing function and minimalist form. Make the Outline set into a personalized gift by custom-engraving the back side.

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Loop Bottle Opener
Price: $30.00
The simplified design of this bottle opener by Oscar Diaz is as practical as it is intriguing. From manufacturing to finishing, the bottle opener is Midwest-made.

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Price: $140.00
Daniel/Emma’s brass magnifier serves as both a magnifying lens and paper weight. The magnifier can be custom-engraved around the top rim for gifting.



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Fire Kit (Brass)
Price: $98.00
This pocket-sized fire kit contains strike-anywhere matches that can be lit using the striker on the bottom of each canister—or any other rough surface.

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Crest Bottle Opener 1, 2 and 3
Price: $45.00
These graphic bottle openers use minimal materials and simple, clean design to elevate a commonplace household object while retaining its functionality.

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Stacking Candle Holder
Price: $110.00
Perfect for a candlelit dinner, these holders support both tapered and votive candles and can be used alone or stacked.

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Standing Bowl (Small, Large)
Price: $84.00-$110.00
The design of these sand-cast aluminum bowls was inspired by elements of architecture. The bowls come in two sizes and several color options to accommodate a variety of occasions.



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Putrella Tray
Price: $509.00
Add some intrigue to your table with this black curved centerpiece designed by Enzo Mari, cast in coated iron.

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Paros H Calacatta Marble Vase
Price: $1910.00
The clean, refined curves and angles in this vase were sculpted into veined Calacatta marble by Enzo Mari.

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PAROS M Aurisina marble vase
Price: $1370.00
This Aurisina stone vase by Enzo Mari offers the perfect modern accessory to any room.

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Fruit Bowl No. 9
Price: $290.00
Ron Gilad’s contemporary gravity-defying take on a fruit bowl is made of beech wood and hangs vertically on the wall.

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Ellice Bookmark
Price: $30.00
Marco Ferreri’s bookmark features a sleek design cut into stainless steel.

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Bilancia Perpetual Calendar
Price: $90.00
This innovative “perpetual calendar” designed by Enzo Mari never becomes obsolete. Slide the slender strips of wood and align them to indicate the date.

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Formosa Perpetual Calendar
Price: $90.00
Enzo Mari’s modern aluminum wall calendar uses interchangeable white cards to tell the date in crisp black font.

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Timor Perpetual Calendar
Price: $125.00
This calendar by Enzo Mari features a fanned design including the month, the date and the day of the week.

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16 Animali Toy Puzzle
Price: $259.00
Enzo Mari’s puzzle contains 16 solid oak wood animals that enmesh in a jumble of elephant trunks and kangaroo tails to create one rectangle.

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