Pylones is the leading designer gift brand in the world with 150 flagship stores in 28 countries. Its wish is to bring poetry into people’s lives, to produce fun, useful, playful and practical gifts. Among these are quirky and exciting creations for people of all ages. The store itself has a unique and contemporary design, and, like its merchandise, is everything except dull. It all started in Paris in 1985, and now employs 25 designers to continue to supply its 25 000 stores worldwide with creative, colourful and offbeat gifts. Many of these are useful everyday objects that have been reinvented and covered in designer patterns – all guaranteed to enliven your daily routine. New items are introduced each month and there is also a gift-wrapping service available.