AKD LOVES DESIGNER DADS

Father's Day is just around the corner on Sunday 2 September. Treat the Dad in your life to one of our fabulous designer gifts that will be sure to rock his socks (but rest assured there's not a sock in sight on this list!).

Whether your Dad is a wine connoisseur, tech-savvy collector, furniture fanatic or just someone who desires the finer things in life, we wish all the Dads a very happy Father's Day, no matter his taste. 

An ode to the old-school barber shop, this handmade oak box full of grooming goodies is perfect for the Dad who takes pride in his appearance. Available from  Le Labo . 

An ode to the old-school barber shop, this handmade oak box full of grooming goodies is perfect for the Dad who takes pride in his appearance. Available from Le Labo

Inspired by the architecture of the 1950s, this  Schoenbuch  serving trolley is stylish and surprisingly versatile. Use it as a mobile bar, side table or storage in your home office.

Inspired by the architecture of the 1950s, this Schoenbuch serving trolley is stylish and surprisingly versatile. Use it as a mobile bar, side table or storage in your home office.

Design excellence on your table top, this  Tom Dixon  decanter (and matching low ball glasses) would look as striking filled with your finest wine as it would adorning your credenza. And in hand painted copper, of course…!

Design excellence on your table top, this Tom Dixon decanter (and matching low ball glasses) would look as striking filled with your finest wine as it would adorning your credenza. And in hand painted copper, of course…!

Persol’s  timeless sunglasses are the perfect gift for any absent-minded dad. With a contemporary folding mechanism that transforms the glasses to a pocket-friendly size, he’ll need just one pair all summer!

Persol’s timeless sunglasses are the perfect gift for any absent-minded dad. With a contemporary folding mechanism that transforms the glasses to a pocket-friendly size, he’ll need just one pair all summer!

… and to store them in, this beautiful Black Apricot Veneer Sunglasses Box by  Becker Minty .

… and to store them in, this beautiful Black Apricot Veneer Sunglasses Box by Becker Minty.

For the wine connoisseur fathers,  Lorenzi Milano’s  corkscrew takes functional to fashionable, with a very trend-conscious bamboo design.

For the wine connoisseur fathers, Lorenzi Milano’s corkscrew takes functional to fashionable, with a very trend-conscious bamboo design.

For the man who doesn’t like traditionally-floral scented candles, Fornasetti’s ‘Otto’ fragrance recalls the smells of the Fornasetti house in Milan. Think wooden floor boards, archival papers and Mediterranean herbs, from  Mr Porter . 

For the man who doesn’t like traditionally-floral scented candles, Fornasetti’s ‘Otto’ fragrance recalls the smells of the Fornasetti house in Milan. Think wooden floor boards, archival papers and Mediterranean herbs, from Mr Porter

For the tech-savvy dad who doesn’t want to compromise on style,  Courant ’s Catch:3 fast wireless charging device doubles up as an accessory organiser. Handsomely wrapped in Italian leather, it would look swish on any desk top or side table.

For the tech-savvy dad who doesn’t want to compromise on style, Courant’s Catch:3 fast wireless charging device doubles up as an accessory organiser. Handsomely wrapped in Italian leather, it would look swish on any desk top or side table.

Newly released and dripping in sophisticated cool, the Cosm chair available at  Herman Miller  is a gift from the gods for any father that spends his days behind a desk. It offers personalised support and comes in six stylish colour ways. 

Newly released and dripping in sophisticated cool, the Cosm chair available at Herman Miller is a gift from the gods for any father that spends his days behind a desk. It offers personalised support and comes in six stylish colour ways. 

A dramatic use of mixed metals and geometric forms,  Kelly Wearstler’s  Cleo desk lamp is the ideal present for the Designer Dad.

A dramatic use of mixed metals and geometric forms, Kelly Wearstler’s Cleo desk lamp is the ideal present for the Designer Dad.

ONE FOR THE DADS EVERYWHERE!

We never tire of curating our annual design-conscious gift guides! The only problem is keeping our wish lists from becoming novels!  

Earlier in the year we celebrated Mother's Day with An Ode To All The Mothers, so it would be very unprofessional of us to not extend the same courtesy with An Ode To All The Fathers this Father's Day. Shopping and dreaming up wish lists . . . it's all in a day's work!

Delight in our wish list of gifts for your Dad, husband, partner, in-law or simply a Dad you admire who deserves nothing but the best on Sunday 3 September . . .

Hand crafted by Tanno Masakage, these exquisite  business card holders  are the perfect gift for the perfectionist Dad! Available in Oak, Maple and Walnut, the card holders are opened with a gentle Spring release in-built in the design. 

Hand crafted by Tanno Masakage, these exquisite business card holders are the perfect gift for the perfectionist Dad! Available in Oak, Maple and Walnut, the card holders are opened with a gentle Spring release in-built in the design. 

The classic  Eames Lounge and Ottoman  is perfect for a gentleman, particularly in this deluxe walnut and black leather combination. Ideal for a relaxing recline or to nurse a new baby to sleep! 

The classic Eames Lounge and Ottoman is perfect for a gentleman, particularly in this deluxe walnut and black leather combination. Ideal for a relaxing recline or to nurse a new baby to sleep! 

A stylish piece for a stylish Dad, we love this photographic work by  Felix Forest . These very painterly photographs reference the classical structures and symbolism of the 17th century still lifes painted by Flemish masters such as Vermeer, and would look fabulous in Dad's kitchen. 

A stylish piece for a stylish Dad, we love this photographic work by Felix Forest. These very painterly photographs reference the classical structures and symbolism of the 17th century still lifes painted by Flemish masters such as Vermeer, and would look fabulous in Dad's kitchen. 

These gorgeous key rings are made from horn, each piece shaped and carved by hand. Dad will appreciate the detail in these minimalist design pieces available at the  Specified Store .  

These gorgeous key rings are made from horn, each piece shaped and carved by hand. Dad will appreciate the detail in these minimalist design pieces available at the Specified Store.  

For the king of cool, the  Klaspe Cocktail Shaker  is perfect for those Dads who like it shaken not stirred! 

For the king of cool, the Klaspe Cocktail Shaker is perfect for those Dads who like it shaken not stirred! 

If your Dad is also rocking Crocs with socks (in broad daylight), it's time to send a gentle reminder that comfort can look good too. Thanks to Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, customised  Nike Roche 's in his fave colours will do just the trick.

If your Dad is also rocking Crocs with socks (in broad daylight), it's time to send a gentle reminder that comfort can look good too. Thanks to Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, customised Nike Roche's in his fave colours will do just the trick.

For the home cooking fanatical Father, the  DEA Store  has some wonderful Japanese ceramics, such as these 'Kitchen Helpers'; mortar and pestle and lemon juicer. 

For the home cooking fanatical Father, the DEA Store has some wonderful Japanese ceramics, such as these 'Kitchen Helpers'; mortar and pestle and lemon juicer. 

For a tech-savvy Dad who likes to keep the power all the time, this  portable recharge device  is handy. Don't get caught out with a flat battery! 

For a tech-savvy Dad who likes to keep the power all the time, this portable recharge device is handy. Don't get caught out with a flat battery! 

AKD LOVES DADS

You know the year is really flying by when the Father's Day reminder pops up in the calendar again!

For some dads this will be their very first (no doubt sleep-deprived but rewarding) Father's Day, while other dads may still be (no doubt tiresomely but proudly) making their way through a life-time collection of socks and jocks.

No matter how many times you have said 'Happy Father's Day' over the years, why not surprise dad by adding one of these fun and unique gifts or experiences to really make his day next Sunday 4 September.

A New Dish On The Menu At Neil Perry's Eleven Bridge / Run To Paradise Shorts From Joe Bananas / Tom Dixon Cube Pen / Wanderers Travel Co Leather Toiletries Bag / Maelstron 9 Glicee Digital Print On Fine Art Paper By Luke Shadbolt From Michael Reid Sydney / Domino Set - Mahogany Brass Plating Over Wood With Brass Inlay From Becker Minty / Bemboka Reversible Cotton Blanket / Eames Classic Lounge & Ottoman in Walnut & Black Vicenza Leather From Living Edge / Ultimate Ears Wireless Speakers