Old school holiday decor is splendid and all, but these birch wood beauties from Studio for Metropolitan Craft are serving something you can’t get from a frilly garland: cool factor. Designed and lasercut by architect-turned-artist Laurence Srinivasan in San Francisco, each set of Tabletop Xmas Trees comes with two faux firs ready to tastefully festive-ize an end table, kitchen island, mantle, and more. The smaller tree clocks in at approximately 7” high x 4” wide, the larger at about 11” high x 7” wide—the perfect size to make a statement without taking over the place. And when you’re ready to put them away, they can be easily disassembled and stored flat for next year. They ship flat too, and fit right in a standard Priority mail envelope ... which is our big ol’ hint to snag a few for gifting to send off to your loved ones.
Speaking of Priority, we’re shipping all Quick Ship Prints, Objects + Originals via USPS Priority at no extra charge when you spend $40+ through this Thursday, 12/10 only—also the last day to order from our Quick Ship collections for arrival by 12/24. Framed Quick Ship artworks go out via UPS, but if you have a need for speed you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the option to upgrade to UPS 2nd Day Air for an additional fee.
Now that you know the nitty gritties, time to swoop on your Tabletop Xmas Trees! We only have 25 sets in stock, but we can think of about a million ways we love them. They’re a dream for the minimalist-minded juggling a desire to celebrate some seasonal adornment without going gaudy. More of a maximalist? Consider these a blank canvas and break out your glitter glue, gilt, paint, or whatever else you’re in the mood to ornament with. Send a set to your cousin with the artsy instincts. Give your kids carte blanche to decorate them. Bless your chic best friend with some sophisticated holiday spirit. Srinivasan’s approach here is all about balance, amounting to a refined feel with simple assembly, structural elements with flowing, free-drawn lines, specialness with versatility. Putting them together is part of the fun, and those repeating curves and points create awesome intersections and visually pleasing shadow play.
After several years at architecture firms in the US, Switzerland, and Germany, Srinivasan launched Studio for Metropolitan Craft in 2010. He wanted to work with his hands, so he became a professional model maker, kicking things off with a lasercut wood model kit of San Francisco’s Sutro Tower. Check out this video for a peek inside his studio and to hear him discuss his process. He’s expanded to over 10 kits since he started, selling in museums stores and online. And now with 20x200! Nab your Tabletop Xmas Trees and get your joy to the world going.
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