22 Design Grails for Your Home


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Today’s hype-fueled fashion landscape yields a mountain of fresh menswear every month. Which is why every issue of GQ now includes The Drops, a guide to the best new gear as it hits stores. Unless you count a bathrobe designed by an Acne Studios alum, you won’t find any clothes in May’s edition of Drops—instead, we’ve rounded up the most drool-worthy objets d’art for your home, from a reissued George Nelson chair to a handmade custom ash tray.


When the king of slow home goods, Tyler Hays, was renovating BDDW‘s Philadelphia ceramics studio, he unearthed 20 bathtubs’ worth of raw clay, a chunk of which was used to create this forest of one-of-a-kind hand-shaped vases ($1,400-$2,200, by BDDW).

The only thing better than having a closet full of Missoni sweaters is a home full of Missoni blankets, pillows, and stools. This one’s upholstered with a watercolor jacquard that mimics the house’s iconic woven patchwork sportswear ($865).

Black Helmut was founded by industrial designers Chase Young and Curtis Felten, whose grandfather invented Telespar (you know, stop sign posts). Now the ubiquitous industrial product appears in the duo’s functional furnishings, like this discreet utility rack ($30).

With a suite of strong patterns and clashing colors, Dusen Dusen has become the official towel of aesthetically adventurous Brooklyn bathrooms ($44, at MoMA Design Store).



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