Trend Collection 2018
Exclusiv of KREBS & SOHN
Emotions come to a head during the Christmas period. The Trend Collection 2018 therefore leads you into fi ve different emotional realms that appeal to all the senses. The spectrum spans all the way from the magic of Russian winter to exotic worlds and poetically playful idyll.
I feel exotic: Jungle fever
... exotic, botanic, trendy
This Christmas, trendsetters will be making a feature of the urban jungle trend, which is all the rage this year. The style is inspired by colours, materials, and patterns that look as if they’ve been snatched from another continent and from the deepest jungle. The “I feel exotic” series demonstrates how you can harmonise this wonderful, exotic charm with your Christmas tree.
Shades of green in various hues, a light earth tone, ivory, and a rich orchid purple provide the basis for the decorations that are key to this style. Large rainforest-inspired leaves and delicate sprays of bamboo bring to mind tropical plants. For Christmas, the foliage has taken on a shimmering, glittering party look. In the sparkling light, sequined roofs also symbolise the impenetrable tree canopy of the jungle. The baubles alternate between a high-shine finish and sugar-coated textures.
The highlights in terms of motifs are exotic birds. Snow-white cockatoos and black toucans with red and yellow beaks, painted on matt-finished, green baubles, are real eye-catchers. Parrots, hummingbirds, and other birds are represented in all their glory, with shimmering colours and genuine tail feathers. Each has a clip attached so that it can be used to add the finishing jungle touch to flower arrangements, for example.
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I feel soft: Graceful elegance
... harmonious, stylish, delicate
The Christmas season is the perfect time to tone down our hectic routines a little with soft, pale colours. With the “I feel soft” series, KREBS & SOHN has captured our desire to throw off our worries, enjoy peaceful relaxation, and live in harmony with our loved ones. Delicate rosewood is the dominant colour that first catches the eye. Used in combination with super-light latte hues and two shades of grey—one a warm powder grey, the other cool—this results in a modern interpretation of romanticism, which is both graceful and elegant.
The uniform, geometric designs contrast with the delicate colour scheme. Sometimes arranged horizontally, sometimes vertically, thick and thin stripes and lines are interspersed with matt, glossy, shimmering finishes. Large dots of mica are distributed across the surface of high-gloss baubles or embellish them in a ring design. Symmetrically arranged between vertical bands, tiny spots of glitter flash like diamonds. The decorative silver crowns also ensure a contemporary feel.
The “I feel soft” series looks particularly beautiful on a white Christmas tree or on white boughs in combination with a classic damask tablecloth, modest white candles, cool metal, and glass in simple designs.
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I feel brillant: Russian winter
... sparkling, magical, mysterious
Imagine travelling across the deep snow of a northern tree-covered landscape, wrapped up warmly in a horse-drawn sleigh. Mirror-like frozen lakes glisten in a mystical shade of blue, ice floes tower over the rivers, shimmering golden onion domes wear glittering caps of snow. Icicles hang like crystals from the roofs of wooden houses, and flowers of ice bloom against the light of the windows. From a night sky full of stars, the silver moon lights up the dark forests roamed by Father Frost and the Snow Maiden.
The magical beauty of the Russian winter is sprinkled through the “I feel bright” collection. The glitter and sparkle of highly polished gold and silver stands in an enticing contrast with a mysterious intensity, symbolised by dark shades of blue. In a transparent, matt finish, the colour shade “Frost”—a light grey, so pale it almost looks white—conjures up thoughts of the biting cold only made possible by the magic of winter.
The designs in white, silver, and gold sometimes shimmer as if made of mica and sometimes look like they’ve been dusted with icing sugar. There are decorative elements that bring to mind snow giants, ice crystals, and fir trees. The “Silent Night” lettering complete with musical notation strikes a reflective chord, while sweet angels with golden hair frolic on other baubles.
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I feel pretty: Dreamy idyll
... playful, loving, poetic
Here and there, against a background of delicate branches and flower tendrils, a quiet chirping and a gentle flapping of wings can almost be heard. A secluded paradise garden with apple trees, wrought-iron gates, and winding, moss-covered paths was the idea behind the “I feel pretty” series. A dreamy look that inspires and stimulates the imagination. You can picture forest fairies, meadow elves, and sprites peeking around every corner.
Playful, naive illustrations, drawn with light strokes, are at the centre of the series. Birds, hearts, tendrils, braids, and garlands are perfectly blended with decorated fir trees, stars, and gift parcels. Gold, silver, and red glitter adds seasonal accents, without going over the top. Look out for Christmas trees and stars edged in glitter, a bird with shimmering plumage, and sparkling candles, ice crystals, or flourishes on packages.
A muted colour scheme has been chosen to give the pretty motifs a chance to shine. The baubles are restricted to single colours: white, red, and moss green—sometimes matt, sometimes glossy. The motifs in apple green and red with a few spots of white are printed exclusively on white baubles, where they are set off perfectly.
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I feel good: Basics mit Pfiff
... modern, fröhlich, lebhaft
Take classic Christmas colours, shapes, and motifs as your main ingredients, mix them together, and season with contemporary, fresh design details. What do you get? The “I feel good” series, which is just as uncomplicated and cheerful as the name suggests.
Red, gold, and pine green are the traditional colours of Christmas. Blue and silver were added later and have long since also become classics. “I feel good” features exclusively these five colours, which have been loved for generations. Two tried-and-tested shapes of glass tree decorations are then added into the mix: spheres and hearts. A clear nod to Christmas tradition, but it’s not at all stale, because it has been given a modern makeover with clever details.
Used in combination, the five classic colours have a straightforward and dynamic effect, and the motifs radiate a lively joie de vivre. White lettering in a trendy font jostles with glitter-edged stars, sparkling ice crystals, snowflakes, and rings of glitter. Most of the decorations are applied tone-on-tone to baubles of the same colour and use different textures and finishes, making them particularly attractive. The surface texture of the hearts is very special, bringing to mind tree decorations made of antique glass.
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Best of 2017
The Trend Collection 2017 ranges in the premium segment between homesickness and wanderlust, nostalgia and modern times. Winterdream makes us dream of the magic of the regional forest, Scarlett stands for modern, sensuous moments. Palazzo carries us off to a Venetian Masked Ball, India to the magnificent maharaja world. And the Birds in Paradise, which fluttered to KREBS- & SOHN last year, have new offspring in their nest.
Every collection has its entirely unique character. Let yourself be inspired!
Winter Dream: Fabulous winter forest
... atmospheric, peaceful, dreamy, fabulous
Glistening snow sugars the trees and crunches when you walk, a lonely fox walks along, a perky squirrel brachiates through lofty heights, roe deer take a look at the landscape and the winter sun bathes everything in a magic light.
KREBS & SOHN has captured such enchanted atmospheres with the Winter Dream collection. The look has a natural, but no rustic appearance. Regarding the colouring, the theme plays with the contrasts cold-warm. White - the main colour of winter and a symbol of purity and innocence - is the basic colour. Based on this colour, Christmas baubles in bright earth tones and a muted grey-beige are shown to their best advantage. If you like, you can combine fir-tree green in matt or high-gloss with it.
The frosty atmosphere is emphasised by transparent or semi-transparent glass baubles which have a highly fragile appearance and remind you of reflecting frozen surfaces. Between them, silver accents glitter as if the Christ Child and little angles had gone for a walk through the forest and left some of their shine there.
The fact that all motifs are figurative provides the Winter Dream with a very special character. Stylised firs, stars and frost flowers, crooked houses and mystical owls tell poetic winter stories: Once upon a time, there was a fairy-tale winter forest, full of elves and fairies… A dreamy piece of winter for eternity.
Palazzo: New vintage with Venetian grandeur
... romantic, antique, pompous, mysterious
Enough minimalism: At Christmas 2017, the magic of the past may move in.
The tree shines with the mystic splendour of a Venetian masked ball since the Palazzo collection by KREBS & SOHN plays with romantic and opulent inspirations in vintage style. We are reminded of curved arches and columns, splendid frescoes, valuable stucco and sparkling crystal chandeliers.
Matt and shiny baubles in dark berry tones and muted shades of pink remind you of shimmering velvet, heavy satin and rustling taffeta. The ancient charm and the Venetian grandeur have a magical attraction you cannot escape from. The baubles look like treasures hidden for a long time that have been pulled out in order to free them from the patina of many years, furbish them, and provide them with new, modern accents.
Despite all historical relations, the modern elements - the silver for decors and decorative crown in particular - do not provide Palazzo with an outdated appearance, but with up-to-date elegance. The patterns are inspired by Venetian ornamentation, but they are designed lighter and more stylised. Band decors such as sophisticated fetter windings, ruffled irregular hearts with 3D effect or pink feathers in a transparent bauble show that the good old days are regarded with a wink here. You rejoice in them and create a picturesque symbiosis of past and present without merely imitating the past.
India: Modern Maharajah
... magnificent, splendid, brilliant, glittering
KREBS & SOHN has been inspired by the exuberant splendour of Indian palaces regarding the India collection. However, the Indian style got a makeover and presents its urban side. We say yes to glamour and ethno elements, but in a more reduced way and adapted to the Central European taste.
Of course, sparkling and glittering are absolute musts for the Indian look, but the colours are harmoniously matched. Instead of many colourful hues, the colours are limited to a subtle colour mix that reminds you of curry and spices: A very light brown with orange touch, vanilla-coloured ivory, beautiful grey tones, sometimes light and cool, sometimes a darker, powdered variant, and, of course, gold, gold and gold. The latter is lushly dosed on a reserved basis and creates sparkling glamour effects.
High-gloss surfaces and glitter structures enhance the intended bling-bling look that reminds you of overflowing treasure chests from Thousand and One Nights. The decors take up elements from the Indian architecture and handicraft - but in discreet form. The relations to these elements are reflected in ornaments such as arabesque ornaments, in stylised plant motifs or in wavy lines.
Maharajah lifestyle for your home: By candlelight, an India-decorated tree becomes a glittering, sparkling eye-catcher that takes us on a journey for all senses.
Scarlett: Big performance for red
... modern, sensual, lively, intensive
Red, the most traditional Christmas colour, got a modern new look. The collection Scarlett is very stylish. For this collection, KREBS & SOHN has exclusively combined red tones in different colour shades and surfaces. Red tones among themselves - an irresistible new interpretation which has a sensual and intensive effect.
Fiery lipstick red competes with bright carmine and mysterious bordeaux for the first place in the pure red ranking. The glass baubles with different surfaces - high-gloss, silk-matt or semi-transparent in the translucent opal look - present themselves concisely. Of course, the red outfit requires the matching ornaments. Here, Scarlett consistently focuses on silver instead of the classic combination with gold for decors and coronets. This is very appealing since the cool silver contrasts with the warm red, makes it shine even more intensively and gives it a very trendy touch.
The decors are presented with striking haptic glitter structures which go well together with the monochrome colour scheme. Silver and red can be found in confetti dots and lines which remind you of paper streamers, glittering fibre belts, dot patterns such as rivets arranged in heart shape, and spar-emitting stars like from a sparkler. Fireworks for a cheerful party.
Birds in Paradise: Offspring in the nest
... sparkling, gentle, precious, glamorous
The glassy flock of birds by KREBS & SOHN has grown and was extended by different newcomers. However, while the main focus of last years’ collection was on glamourous exotic birds like cockatoos and splendid soloists like peacocks, the focus is moving to domestic singing birds in 2017. They reflect, in the same way as hares, stags, foxes and other forest inhabitants, the people’s longing for nature, placid and cheerful nest idyll as calming counterpoint to our hectic everyday life.
The forms of the offspring are inspired by tit, robin or chaffinch. When selecting the colours, we let our imagination run wild. On the one hand, there are earthy brown and green tones that remind you of woods and meadows. On the other hand, there are birds in bright red or completely in pure gold.
The feather tails have many variants and different shades: Yellow, a light lobster tone, a soft brown, discreet purple or fiery red. Of course, only high-quality real feathers, e.g. from the peacock or guinea fowl, are used. They have a particularly fluffy and light appearance. It is clear that the native birds are also designed both lovingly and in detail by manual work and can sparkle in the blaze of light - highly glossy and provided with golden glitter.
The small feathered friends can be attached anywhere, so that they can spread their glossy charm over the Christmas tree as well as over white branches, in nests or floral arrangements. Stunning decorations that revive tradition and symbolic power: Christmas glass birds stand for the awakening of nature, joy and happiness, domesticity and family and are considered as a mediator between heaven and earth and as symbol of the soul.