Svenskt Tenn's holiday living room 2023


Like a fairytale from the past. This Christmas, we decorate our living room with sweet-smelling gingerbreads, pine wreaths, textiles and Christmas stockings. The tree has a given place, dangling with this season’s new arrivals like hand-painted baubles and brass ornaments inspired by holiday sweets and candies.

This Christmas, we fill our living room with personality and warmth to create an inviting atmosphere. Cosiness and comfort are re-emphasised as key themes when decorating a home for the holiday. Continuing the philosophy and legacy established by Estrid Ericson and Josef Frank.

We decorate the tree with traditional candles and Maja Sten’s new Christmas collection. Sparkling brass ornaments in the shape of gingerbread and hand-painted baubles in colours inspired by traditional sweets: candy canes, lollipops and cellophane-wrapped candies.

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For this collection, I started with the beauty and joy I find in the small things. The ritualistic act of decorating our homes, baking, wrapping, varnishing and crafting. It's a fairytale world made of gingerbread and sweets.

– Maja Sten

When creating the brass pendants seen in this bonsai tree, Maja Sten was inspired by old gingerbread cookie cutters from her childhood. Playfully shaped like animals and figures dressed in hats and shoes. Sten also drew inspiration from old Swedish tapestry art, turning the figures into quirky characters.

Christmas Living room Svenskt Tenn 2023

It is not the houseware or the furniture that are most important in a home — it is the atmosphere. Atmosphere, consists partially of the lighting, both during day and evening, as well as the proportions of the room. Well-read books, thriving house plants, lovingly used musical instruments, ticking clocks and pets — dogs, cats, birds — anything that is alive makes a home far more beautiful than a perfect chair or a well-considered wallpaper.

– Estrid Ericson

New Arrival

STOOL ‘647’

Josef Frank’s popular Stool ‘647’, originally designed in 1936. Reissued for Christmas 2023 featuring Italian-made upholstery fabrics from Dedar.

A warmly lit corner dedicated to reading, with an armchair and cushions to lounge in. For this Christmas’ living room, Björn Trägårdh’s functionalist Armchair 219 (originally designed in the 1930s) is reissued in Jim Thompson’s polka-striped upholstery ‘Aenas’. This armchair was one of the first furniture pieces launched at Svenskt Tenn, and one of few in today’s range that wasn’t designed by Josef Frank. This design came about before Frank’s time when the entire furniture range was designed by Björn Trägårdh and Uno Åhren, commissioned by Estrid Ericson.

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A heart-shaped cushion, fabrics ‘Elefant’ and ‘Catleya’ in new brown colourways are some of the new additions in the Christmas 2023 collection. Josef Frank originally designed ‘Catleya’ in 1930 featuring floral medallions and dotted contours in mixed colours. The red/yellow colourway of the print has been a part of Svenskt Tenn’s range for over a decade and is now made available in brown for Christmas.

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To celebrate the Swedish tradition of advent, we serve up a beautiful spread on Josef Frank’s classic coffee table ‘2073’. Here, timeless pewter objects like Edvin Öhrström’s Egyptian candle holders from 1928 and Signe Persson-Melin's “Myrtle” set from 2004 are combined with Sara Söderberg’s ‘Gryning’ tea cup and saucer, designed in 2022.

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Coffee table ‘2073’ was originally designed for Svenskt Tenn in 1949 by Josef Frank. The table was featured in several interior designs commissioned by Swedish embassies post-WWII, which gave it the nickname the “diplomat’s table”. The table features many of Josef Frank’s design signatures — the softly rounded corners as well as the stylised feet inspired by traditional English furniture.

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