strange designer christmas trees by jjoo design
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.

attention! christmas« volker albus, 2006


‘driving home for christmas’ cornelia sieg, 2007


 ‘wchristmas tree’, johannes müller, 2004



‘untitled’ by susanne könig & christian metzler, 2008


‘untitled’ by  rebecca hinreise, 2009


‘white christmas’ by  stefan jakubik, 2010


‘untitled’ by  lambert lamps, 2010


‘untitled’ by corinne M. schlichting, 2010


‘esclavo del consumo’ candela luciana sibio de rivi, 2012



‘christmax’ by angel tausía, 2012



oh tannenbaum christmas tree e-card app for iPhonescreenshots title & “pommes schranke”




screenshots text editing & ‘untitled’



screenshots ‘schatz, der baum brennt’ & ‘evergreen’



screenshots ‘weiße weihnacht’ & ‘fresh Tree’



screenshot ‘weinachten’



screenshot ‘untitled’



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