Nature-inspired Christmas gifts from Superfolk

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The Superfolk ethos is one rooted in sustainability and in an appreciation for nature. Superfolk products are made by hand from natural materials and beckon the observer or user to celebrate nature, the landscape and natural habitats.

Recent additions to the Superfolk range of products includes their brass Meander candlesticks, their stunning Mountain Ash print and their delightful box set of printed greeting cards. Their designs have attracted a dedicated following of discerning fans over the past number of year, while renowned retailers such as Toast, The Conran Shop and Brown Thomas have also chosen to stock their products.

This year has been an exciting one for Superfolk. As well as designing and making these new products, in 2018, Superfolk co-founder Jo Anne Butler was the co-curator of Ireland’s national pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

This Christmas when you buy a thoughtful handmade Irish gift from Superfolk it will come wrapped in their beautiful new Scots Pine wrapping paper with complementary printed gift card.

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Oak Trivet

A trivet to rest a hot casserole pot on - inspired by lazy Sunday dinners and the long shadows cast by a winter sun. Use your trivet to rest a hot pot on in an informal table setting. The simple, satisfying forms are assembled from segments of wooden petals, bound together to create a flexible whole. The piece comes with a leather loop so you can hang from the wall when not in use. A beautiful but practical piece of art. €75.

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The Brass Meander candle holder

A brass candle holder to hold up to five candles, the Meander candlestick holder looks beautiful in use or when hanging quietly on a hook on the wall. Based on the meanderings of the Owenmore river in north Co. Mayo, in the West of Ireland, this candle holder reminds us of the gentle beauty of nature and late summer evenings by the river. €160.

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Superfolk's new Scots Pine wrapping paper and gift card.

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Wild Sea Notecards

Produced in collaboration with Princeton Architectural Press, a small press publisher in New York that specialises in books on architecture, design, photography, landscape, and visual culture, this handsome boxed set of 12 notecards features art based on the wild and edible seaweeds of Ireland. The set contains six stunning designs - two of each.

Rich colours and bold graphic shapes give a modern edge to a classic subject with timeless naturalist appeal. The box top is textured to evoke the printmaking paper of the original art. Stories of traditional culinary uses for seaweeds are printed on the back of each card. €20.

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The Autumnal Rowan (Mountain Ash) block print on Japanese Washi Paper

The Rowan tree features heavily in European and Celtic mythology and folklore. It was thought to be a magical tree and there are several recurring stories across time of the protection offered by the rowan. The tree was also called “wayfarer’s tree” or “traveller’s tree” because it supposedly prevents those on a journey from getting lost.

Each print is made by hand in Superfolk’s studio on the west coast of Ireland. Ink colour tone variations are unique to each print and the colour tone range includes Yellow Ochre, Ochre, Raw Umber, Rubine and Raspberry Red. Each print is hand signed and dated by the printmaker. €240.

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Items pictured are available from superfolk.com as well as selected stockists. Go to superfolk.com for more details.

If you are looking for more gift inspiration for gifts this Christmas, try our Christmas gift guides for couples and find the perfect gift for the couple in your life.

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