Christmas decorations from leading creatives and design brands

Our edit of contemporary Christmas decorations ranges from architect-designed festive ornaments to Christmas baubles by leading creatives

Bauhaus Christmas decorations
Bauhaus Christmas decorations from IC Design
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Our edit of contemporary Christmas decorations by leading designers and architects is the place to start for a contemporary spin to your festive décor. From restrained Bauhaus pendants to bright Christmas baubles, we bring you the minimalist and the colourful to add to your festive decorations. 

Fossora Christmas Glass Ornaments by M/M Paris for Björk

Bjork christmas decoration by M/M Paris

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French design studio M/M Paris have created a Christmas ornament for their long-time collaborator, Icelandic singer Björk. Available from 6 December 2022 from Björk's shop, the mouth-blown glass ornament is inspired by the aesthetics of Fossora, her tenth studio album, for which the design studio developed 'a fully fungal-inspired typeface'.

Christmas decorations by Hay

Hay christmas decorations

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Hay's collection of festive decorations features whimsical, colourful and sparkling baubles inspired by Christmas traditions around the world. The eclectic collection features foods that are both traditionally festive and delightfully weird - think champagne, caviar, cheeses, garlic and oysters.

 Snarkitecture Ornaments by Seletti

White Christmas Ornaments by Snarkitecture for Seletti

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 Snarkitecture’s Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen have experimented with Christmas icons for their collection of festive ornaments for Seletti. The all-white Christmas decorations collection features a gingerbread man, stocking, candy cane, snowman and Christmas bauble, rendered in streamlines silhouettes and featuring unexpected details (a half-eaten head, a melting figure, an eroded ball), injecting each piece with a festive yet sculptural flair.

Available from Selfridges

Bauhaus Christmas decorations

Bauhaus Christmas decorations

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This set of original Bauhaus Christmas decorations is attributed to architect Johannes Gabriel, and was designed in 1929/30. First released by IC Design in 2019 on the occasion of the Bauhaus' 100th anniversary, the design nods to Oskar Schlemmer's costumes for the Triadic Ballet. The original set was found at the house of a collector and faithfully reproduced into a series of Christmas decorations fit for a modernist tree (but also great to hang around any time of the year). 

Festive decorations by Luke Edward Hall for Svenkst Tenn 

Svenskt Tenn christmas decorations by Luke Edward Hall

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Luke Edward Hall was inspired by the lost city of Atlantis for the collection of festive decorations he designed for Swedish brand Svenskt Tenn. 'This holiday season I am incredibly happy to be working with one of my all-time favourite makers, shops and institutions, the jewel in Stockholm's crown that is Svenskt Tenn,' announced Hall. This is the second collection he has created for the Swedish brand, comprising brass and glass Christmas ornaments.

Christmas Stars by Snøhetta 

Snøhetta Christmas stars

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Snøhetta’s Christmas stars for the Norwegian Cancer Society mark the tenth anniversary of the charity’s Christmas Star Campaign. Two of the stars are made out of paper. The smallest one – meant to be accessible to everyone – is available in green, gold and silver, and needs to be assembled by the buyer. The star can be used to decorate a Christmas tree, but also doubles as a to-and-from note for Christmas presents. A larger ‘hospital star’, similar in form, material and construction, is intended for hospital windows, designed with the aim of connecting the patient to the outside world.

Girard Ornaments by Vitra

Vitra Christmas decorations by Alexandre Girard

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This collection of Christmas decorations draws from Alexandre Girard's extensive output as an artist and designer. Vitra and the Girard family collaborated to select a series of recurring motifs from Girard's work, resulting in a series of ornaments that are both festive and universal, including a heart, sun, moon, dove and mouse.

Available from Trouva

Le Palle Quadrate Christmas baubles by Alessi

Christmas decorations by Alessi

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Alessi's popular Christmas decorations return this year with a collection of cube baubles designed by Massimo Giacon and Marcello Jori that include classic Christmas motifs such as wrapped gifts, hearts and angels, as well as unexpected characters such as a tiger.

Available from John Lewis

 Georg Jensen Christmas Collectibles 

Christmas decorations by Georg Jensen

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Georg Jensen presents its Christmas Collectible 2022 collection, conceived by Sanne Lund Traberg. The starting point for the series of Christmas decorations in gold and silver is folded paper, which the designer fashioned into traditional festive ornaments that include hearts, bows and angels. The designs were extended into a bigger collection that adapts the origami-like motifs into candle holders and sculptural centrepieces.

Available from John Lewis

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.