Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Kurbits, the trend

One of the more surprising trends in Sweden this year has been the reappearance of the kurbits style and patterns. As I wrote in an earlier post about the Kurbits dinner service from Rörstrand, it is an old folk painting style stemming from the Darlecarlia region in Sweden. Now it has been reinvented and interpreted by many of the biggest Swedish designers, and is a big hit making the Swedish fashion and interiors scene more colourful and lively. Here are some great examples:

A collaboration between fashion brand Whyred and one of Swedens biggest food store chains Ica, a reusable grocery bag with a percentage of the price going to charity.

Beckmans student Christoffer Thuresson Björn made wall posters with a modern take on kurbits flowers.

Crocodile walldrawing, a wallsticker for Vynil by Hanna Werning

Embroidered chairs by Jantze Brogård Asshoff

Wallpaper, tiles, tile stickers, jewellery and coasters by Malin Ehlin, Mrs. Murphy

Traditional Swedish clogs by Grannas

Tile sticker Kurbits, by Lotta Kühlhorn

A modern take on the traditional clogs, by Åsa Westlund


  • Karin SN says:


    tittar in här så fort bloglines säger till och har gjort det ett bra tag så jag tyckte det var dags att jag lämnade ett litet avtryck :-). Gillar din blogg massor! Jag gillar alla guldkorn du hittat och ur du presenterar dem. Det är helt enkelt en väldigt bra blogg om ett ämne som ger mig en massa inspiration till både inredning och annat. Härligt :-)

    2007-12-11 | 15:32:44
    URL: http://tidsoptimist.blogspot.com
  • j says:

    lovely things. the Asa Westlund shoes are gorgeous. I would love to have those.

    2007-12-11 | 16:53:10
    URL: http://nearbythesea.blogspot.com/
  • {this is glamorous} says:

    What a great post!
    I'm not very familiar with the kurbits style, so it was really interesting to see all the bright and pretty patterns, and those little white shoes are gorgeous!

    2007-12-11 | 20:08:16
    URL: http://www.citified.blogspot.com
  • Nilla says:

    Vad härligt!

    2007-12-11 | 22:05:25
    URL: http://tankebubblor.blogg.se
  • Elisabeth says:

    Så mycket fint, men favoriterna är nog Grannas träskor.

    2007-12-12 | 10:09:36
    URL: http://finelittleday.blogspot.com/
  • Emma says:

    Thank you so much to everyone for your comments! Although I don''t always have time to respond to all comments, I truly do appreciate them very much!

    2007-12-12 | 11:13:52
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se
  • Miss Lean says:

    Du har en jättefin blogg och god smak.
    Förresten hade jag också en spaning på kurbits.
    Visst är det vackert!

    Keep up the good work!

    2007-12-14 | 14:50:56
    URL: http://misslean@blogg.se
  • Sarah says:

    Hi there, hope you've seen this...


    2010-10-21 | 21:30:51

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