Categories / Design and Interiors

Almedahls 1950s Belle Amie fabric

Another great reissue from Almedahls, this time the 1950s Belle Amie fabric – a 1950s design by Marianne Westman. 

If the floral, white and blue pattern reminds you of something, it could be Westman's own Mon Amie tableware design designed at around the same period (and which we featured last year when they introduced it onto some new designs). A classic and pretty pattern, it's bound to add some Scandinavian style to your home. 

The fabric costs £19.95 a metre.

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Categories / Design and Interiors, Food and Drink

Marianne Westman 1950s My Garden tray

Westman tray

We've recently featured some new products based on Marianne Westman's Picknick. Another of her 1950s designs is reinterpreted here for a new market with this My Garden tray

The tray features a pattern that was originally used on the My Garden porcelain. It shows a platter worth of fish, itself reminiscent of the Jonathan Adler's Neptune design that we featured last week. If you like this design, it's also available on a tea towel and on a cutting board. 

This tray costs $28

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Categories / Christmas, Food and Drink

1950s Christmas Bustle tea towel

Christmas bustleAfter your Christmas dinner, continue the festive feel to your washing and drying up courtesy of this Christmas Bustle tea towel

Another great design found in the archive of Swedish firm Almedahls, this was originally designed by Aune Laukkanen in the 1950s. It's a suitably jolly design showing lines of elves readying the Christmas feast. Apparently providing a stack of tea towels is a traditional Swedish gift for hostesses – if that's a tradition you want to revive, surely this should be top of the pile? 

The tea towel costs $16. 

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Categories / Design and Interiors

Körsbärsträdgården fabric by Marianne Westman reissued by Almedahls


This Körsbärsträdgården fabric is another Marianne Westman design dug out from the archives by Almedahls.

Although the name doesn't exactly trip off the tongue (unless you are fluent in Swedish), the name translates as cherry orchard, perhaps obvious from the charming cherries and cherry blossom visible in the design. 

It's been reissued alongside Picknick to coincide with Westman's 80th birthday and still looks pretty and fresh today. The design is printed onto a 50% linen and 50% cotton mix. 

The fabric costs £29 a metre. 

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