Every year, contemporary designers create a collection of Christmas decorations for Svenskt Tenn. Some of the decorations, such as Christmas baubles, Christmas tree stars, and pendants then become a permanent feature in Svenskt Tenn's range during the holiday season.
For Christmas 2021, Sofia Vusir Jansson, who also runs the popular Swedish blog Mokkasin, has designed a unique collection of hand-folded flowers in crepe paper for the Christmas tree, inspired by ancient Christmases. The white, atmospheric flowers are attached to the Christmas tree with a thin, brass thread. British designer Sam Wilde and Japanese Kotone Utsunomiya have in turn created hand-painted and colourful Christmas baubles, and Sam Wilde's popular Christmas tree star is still part of the range.
Kotone Utsunomiya and Sam Wilde, who among other things designed Christmas baubles for this year's Christmas collection, first came in contact with Svenskt Tenn in 2018, when they were part of the exhibition Ten Textile Talents on Strandvägen 5 in Stockholm. Ten design students from Europe, North America and Asia were invited to create personal and contemporary interpretations of Josef Frank's classic pattern design. They each created their own unique print, and have since collaborated with Svenskt Tenn in various ways.
This year's Christmas range also includes a collection of Christmas tree decorations in brass, designed by Carina Seth Andersson and Jakob Solgren for Svenskt Tenn. Carina Seth Andersson has collaborated with Svenskt Tenn for many years, since she designed the classic Dagg (Dew) vase which was launched in 2009. Erika Pekkari, who has designed Svenskt Tenn's plant pots in different colours, has also created Christmas tree decorations for the Christmas collection.
Svenskt Tenn's interior design philosophy is about mixing old and new - decorating the home with things that you love. As early as in the 1950s, Josef Frank wrote: “There’s nothing wrong with mixing old and new, with combining different furniture styles, colours and patterns. Things that you like will automatically fuse to form a relaxing entity.”
Let this philosophy be reflected in your Christmas tree by mixing antique Christmas decorations and inherited ornaments with new accessories, exciting colours, and unexpected combinations. By choosing decorations with care, not letting trends control and decorate the Christmas tree with things that you like, you can create a personal Christmas tree that suits your interior.