The iconic motif on the placemat celebrates Christmas as the season of goodwill and is a nostalgic signature design in the damask collection. The placemat is equally suitable for everyday Christmas cheer, Advent celebrations and Christmas parties.
Bodil Bødtker-Næss, who was one the inner-circle of textile designers at Georg Jensen Damask in the 1970s, designed the motif. She was also responsible for the classic Easter design from the same period. The braided Christmas hearts and stylised spruce twigs have represented the quintessence of Christmas atmosphere for more than 40 years and the design is an essential part of Christmas in many Danish homes.
The colour combination of Blue Gold was taken from the original design proposal from 1975, when the designer had envisioned a blue version of the design. It would be 40 years before this became a reality however. The subdued blue gives the placemat a modern look and makes it an elegant alternative for laying a classic Christmas table in slightly more unconventional colours. Matching napkins woven in linen complete the expression.