An easy way to add some midcentury-style graphics into your home: these new trays by Maria Holmer Dahlgren.
Add a touch of Scandinavian retro style to your kitchen with this smorgasbord tray designed by Maria Holmer Dahlgren and Barbra Tryberg Boberg.
Neither designer is a stranger to this site: Maria Holmer Dahlgren, whose London trays and tea towels are well known, and Barbra Tryberg Boberg who was featured recently for her Formverket Formica kitchenware.
The design has a strong 1950s look with its skeletal depiction of plants and vegetables that have been illustrated in black and picked out in a second colour. It has the same feel as Marianne Westman's recently reissued 1956 Picknick design (you can now get that tray in the UK from New House Textiles for £15.50). Made from Swedish birch veneer, this tray design should hopefully have the same longevity.
The tray costs £15.95.
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If you're a regular reader of this site, you'll instantly recognise the art on these cards from IKEA as the handy work of Maria Holmer-Dahlgren.
We're quite infatuated with her Pop art style designs, be they for London or Stockholm. These cards feature five of your favourite Swedish cities, all depicted in her trademark style. Perfect for framing and adding instant colour to your home.
Best of all is the price, as a pack of all five designs costs just £2.50.
The cards are available in-store only, you can find out more details on the IKEA website
Like the other designs, it features her distinctive Pop-like depictions of the capital showing everything from Eros to Tower Bridge to the Gherkin to some quirky illustrations of the British weather. There'll always be a new detail to spot as you're drying up your dishes.
The tea towel is also available in a red and black combination and costs £11.75.
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They aren't usually the thing you'd splash out on but who says your dish cloths shouldn't look as nice as everything else in your home? Certainly not Maria Holmer Dahlgren, whose design is featured on this London dish cloth. Apparently it's quite usual for Scandinavian homes to use designer dish cloths and who are we to argue with their sense of style?
If the Pop style illustrations of London landmarks look familiar it's because we've featured her London designs for trays a couple of times before. The illustrations look lovely in the black, white and turquoise colour scheme, almost too nice to use on your dirty dishes. Handily then, it's made from cellulose and is fully machine washable.
This small slice of style costs £3.75. .
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