Design trends: what I want for Christmas

Homes & Property reveals the gifts the top London designers are wishing for this Christmas
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1 Deyan Sudjic, Design Museum director
“There's something special about the Analarm watch, by Industrial Facility. Its square face is rather beautiful and discreet, and the alarm creates a vibration on the wrist — a much better way to wake you up than an alarm bell.”
* The watch is £300 in the Design Museum shop. Visit designmuseum
2 Rachel Ashwell, Founder of Shabby Chic Couture
“Fresh flowers sent every month to my home.”
* Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart charges from £590 for 12 seasonal bouquets delivered to your London door. Visit wildatheart. com
3 Paul Middlemass, The Conran Shop buying director
“I would like a piece of Chris Bracey neon art — ideally one of his original signs from the Raymond Revue Bar. Chris is the godfather of neon art and is one of those down-to-earth people who just do what they do so well.”
* Pieces range from £600. Visit
4 Corin Mellor Designer
“I bought a pair of felt slippers by Pia Wallen earlier this year in bright green — to match my old car,” says the son of the late cutlery maker David Mellor. “I’ve found them so comfortable and such a perfect match for any modern interior, when they wear out I will want another pair.”
* Find them for £48 at Skandium. Visit
5 Sophie Conran, Designer
“I'd like a dozen red Confer chairs from Allermuir. I first saw them at Tent London in the Truman Brewery during London Design Week and I have been thinking about them ever since. They are elegant, simple and comfortable, with a slightly James Bond glamour.”
* £343 each at

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