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HAVE A VERY LARSSON CHRISTMAS!


1. ÄRBAR serv bowl 29cm off-white/green [701-590-96] €xx ÄRBAR serv bowl 18cm off-white/green [201-590-94]
7 €xx 2. ‘Tomte Nisse is the traditional Christmas man of Swedish myth,’ says Paula. KOTTE deco 10cm
Santa Claus 6-p [901-568-41] €xx 3. ‘Reinterpreting the traditional farmer’s chair with honest simplicity.’
OLLE chr red [401-558-82] €xx 4. SNÖA BAND table-runner 35x200cm grey [301-647-21] €xx 5. ‘Karin used
simple, bold motifs inspired by nature in her design.’ TRIPP tin with lid s3 [401-552-07] €xx 6. SNÖA BAND
cushion 50x50cm grey/white [501-645-79] €xx AINA cushion cvr 50x50cm light grey [101-600-12] €xx 7. ÄRBAR
jug 1,5 l off-white/green [101-591-36] €xx ÄRBAR mug off-white/green [601-590-87] €xx 8. LINNARP bookcs
115x178cm red [201-226-18] €xx LINNARP gls dr 115x178cm red 2p [801-182-51] €xx 9. BÄRBAR tray
[301-566-03] €xx 10. ‘An echo of the crown of the white-clad girl at the festival of Santa Lucia.’ KALLT
candelabra assorted colours [201-666-12] €xx 11. BLANDA serv bowl 28cm red [801-588-31] €xx 12. NORDEN
gate leg table 28/89/152x80cm white [101-168-87] €xx 13. KOTTE deco egg 8cm assorted colours 4-p [001-567-
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red [401-576-02] €xx 16. ALVINE RAND rug 170x240 cm grey/white/black [101-682-87] €xx

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PAINTING CARL LARSSON/the art archive/private collection/marc charmet www.carllarsson.se


arl and Karin Larsson portrayed a world that is
both everyday and magical. At its heart was
their family home, Lilla Hyttnäs, and the
couple′s textiles, furnishings and paintings found their
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inspiration in rural Swedish life. ‘Their decoration is
recognised today as quintessentially Swedish,’ says
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trends analyst Paula Eklund. ‘At its root was the idea
of good design for the practical everyday life at home, 4
but imbued with a playful spirit.’
‘This year, we are celebrating Karin’s 150th birthday,’
explains Lilla Hyttnäs museum director Lena Nyberg.
5 WHY NOT... recycle or
‘Her style is still so modern, she was way ahead of her replant your Christmas
time. Her simple rocking chair design – similar to the tree? 65 million are
LILLBERG rocking chair from IKEA – was so shocking sold annually in
to the carpenter who built it, he insisted on delivering Europe and most are
thrown away. Buy a
it to her at night!’
tree with roots and
‘The Larssons’ love of everything in its purest form 14 replant or take it to a
was rooted in the natural environment,’ says Paula. composting depot
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‘Using simple tools and materials, their crafts reflected
the honesty, durability and self-sufficiency of their
world. Today, the Larssons’ vision still strikes a chord.
Never more so than on festive occasions, when we
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have an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy simple
pleasures surrounded by our family.’