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Dezeen's Christmas gift guide 2016: architects and designers

In the first of a series of Christmas gift guides, we've rounded up 12 ideal presents for architects and designers, ranging from brightly patterned stationery and designer watches to carryalls designed for transporting drawings and models around.

Pochette, Folio and Tube by The Atelier URL

Pochette, Folio and Tube by The Atelier YUL

Architect and The Atelier YUL founder Cece de la Montagne created this collection of leather carryalls to offer a "functional and elegant" way of transporting plans, models and drawing equipment around.

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Daily Fiction collection by Normann Copenhagen

Daily Fiction collection by Normann Copenhagen

This collection of stationery and accessories by Danish brand Normann Copenhagen encompasses more than 200 small objects –including notebooks, gift wrapping, stickers, pencil sharpeners, scissors and a range of pens – offering plenty of options for gifts.

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Instrmnt 02-Dezeen watch

Instrmnt 02-DZN watch

Combining a high-quality Swiss movement with a pared-back, utilitarian style, this limited-edition, unisex watch is the result of a collaboration between Instrmnt and Dezeen. It features a gold 35-millimetre face, bespoke engraving and a black leather strap.

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Brutalist buildings print by Studio Esinam

Utopia prints by Studio Esinam and Rory Gardiner

This series of atmospheric photographic prints captures four different brutalist buildings in London – the Barbican Estate, the ill-fated Robin Hood Gardens, the National Theatre and the Hayward Gallery.

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Mario Botta 2mm Fixpencil

Mario Botta 2mm Fixpencil

Swiss architect Mario Botta has put his own stamp on the iconic Fixpencil. His version of the hexagonal-shaped mechanical pencil includes black-and-white checked motif finished off with his signature.

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Anchor Cable by Native Union

Anchor Cable by Native Union

This charging cable features a geometric-shaped weight that prevents it from sliding off the surface of a desk.

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The New Pavilions by Philip Jodidio

The New Pavilions by Philip Jodidio

This hardback book showcases 80 architectural pavilions from all around the world, ranging from a reindeer observation pavilion in the Norwegian Mountains to a golden workshop in southern Ireland.

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Braun BN0211 watch

BN0211 by Braun

Paying homage to the minimalist watches created for Braun by legendary industrial designer Dieter Rams, the BN0211 features a classic round face, a yellow seconds hand and a Milanese mesh strap. It comes in two sizes, suitable for him or her.

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Art Deco London map

Art Deco London Map

Featuring over 70 examples of art deco architecture in London, this double-sided foldout map is the perfect guide for a city explorer.

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Insulation Scarf by Sam Jacob

Insulation Scarf by Sam Jacob

The wiggly symbol used to represent insulation on architectural drawings features on this witty scarf designed by architect and former FAT director Sam Jacob.

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Dezeen Book of Interviews

Dezeen Book of Interviews

Featuring conversations with 45 leading figures in architecture and design, Dezeen Book of Interviews makes an ideal Christmas gift. Order by 24 December to get a copy for just £10.

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Makersleeve laptop sleeve by Martijn van Strien

Makersleeve laptop sleeve by Martijn van Strien

These eco-friendly felt sleeves are only made once they have been ordered, so they can be tailored to the individual size of different laptops, tablets or e-readers, and take just minutes to produce.

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