Karen Blixens Christmas
For years, the Rosendahl design company has been well established
as a Danish Christmas supplier beneath the tree. Now the latest
new additions are branching out to adorn the boughs and twigs of the
When the Christmas tree was lit up at Rungstedlund, the candles were
reflected in the gleaming decorations, lending the lounge a unique glow.
The gleaming metal embellishes the green spruce and twinkles beautifully
in the glow of the candles, explains Ole Kortzau, the designer
behind Rosendahls new range of Christmas decorations.
Karen Blixens Christmas is a complete range from the outset and
is available in 24-carat gold plate or sterling silver plate. For the
tree, there are candle holders, Christmas hearts, angels and a star
to go on top. The plan is to bring out new items each year.
The candle holder took shape from the idea of a flower on a stalk,
to keep the candle balanced, Ole Kortzau explains. Karen
Blixen loved to surround herself with flowers, so flowers are a recurring
theme all through the various elements of the range. Design must never
be either too artful or too rational. I like it best when things are
rooted in the past and have a story to tell, Kortzau concludes.
Rosendahl is the official main sponsor of the Karen Blixen Museum, and
for every piece of Karen Blixens Christmas sold, a donation is
made towards new exhibitions at the Rungstedlund museum. We are
delighted to be able to make a contribution as the main sponsor of the
Karen Blixen Museums ongoing efforts to preserve the artistic
legacy of Karen Blixen. Partnership with the museum will help to strengthen
our brand in Denmark and internationally, while also giving us the opportunity
to develop entirely new related concepts, according to Erik Rosendahl,
chairman of the board and founder of Rosendahl.
The museum at Rungstedlund is an autonomous institution under
the Rungstedlund Fund. We depend on funding to enable us to continue
the work of preserving Karen Blixens lovely house, Rungstedlund,
and showcasing the writers life and work. The museum has been
in existence for 17 years now and has drawn close to a million visitors
from all over the world. We are delighted that Rosendahl has come forward
as our main sponsor because we feel Karen Blixens writings represent
the quality of design that Rosendahl stands for, says Marianne
Wirenfeldt Asmussen, museum director at Rungstedlund.