strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design
 
strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design
dec 22, 2012

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design

oh tannenbaum ‘designer christmas trees’‘pommes schranke’ malte bruns & jyrgen ueberschär, 2008

 

 

 

the unusual spelling in the title of the exhibition – ‘oh’ rather than the conventional ‘o’ tannenbaum by german jjoo design – is intended to convey both the range of possible reactions to the works on show – from enthusiastic approval to bemused consternation – and the equally diverse creative approaches to the chosen theme. whether it elicits a smile of amusement, an appreciative nod or a shocked gasp, each exhibit reflects its creator’s personal vision of the christmas tree, which may or may not correspond to the standard image of this object.

 

 

few other objects offer as much scope for interpretation or have such evocative potential as the christmas tree. the combination of the specific and the universal is what makes it so unique – on the one hand there is the classic image of a cone-shaped object clad in green needles, (red) baubles and (white) candles, and on the other is the widespread recognition and value of this symbol. the christmas tree is both pagan and christian; it can be found in supermarkets and at winter fairs; it represents fertility and commerce; it is put on display in living rooms and on public squares from stockholm to cape town, miami to beijing – and takes on a new appearance from every different angle.

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo designattention! christmas« volker albus, 2006

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design‘driving home for christmas’ cornelia sieg, 2007 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design

 ‘wchristmas tree’, johannes müller, 2004

 

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design‘untitled’ by susanne könig & christian metzler, 2008

 

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design‘untitled’ by  rebecca hinreise, 2009

 

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design‘white christmas’ by  stefan jakubik, 2010

 

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design‘untitled’ by  lambert lamps, 2010

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design‘untitled’ by corinne M. schlichting, 2010

 

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design‘esclavo del consumo’ candela luciana sibio de rivi, 2012

 

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design‘christmax’ by angel tausía, 2012

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo designoh tannenbaum christmas tree e-card app for iPhonescreenshots title & “pommes schranke”

 

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo designscreenshots text editing & ‘untitled’

 

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo designscreenshots ‘schatz, der baum brennt’ & ‘evergreen’

 

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo designscreenshots ‘weiße weihnacht’ & ‘fresh Tree’

 

 

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo designscreenshot ‘weinachten’

 

 

 

 

strange designer christmas trees by jjoo designscreenshot ‘untitled’

 

 

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