Julie Skarland will decorate the tree with textile art that she makes especially for this Christmas tree.
Every year since 2008, a Norwegian artist or designer has has been challenged to decorate the tree with their own design, to give it a unique expression.
Fashion designer in Paris
Skarland went to Paris in the 1980s, where she studied fashion design and established her own brand Julie Skarland / Princess Factory. She had great success with her own clothing collections combining fine fabrics with rougher knitwear. In 1998 she opened her own store in Paris.
After 20 years in the French capital, Julie Skarland went to India. She lived 10 years in New Delhi and her work turned more towards off couture, embroidery, weaving, photo and video. India's long tradition of craftsmanship and philosophy inspired Skarland.
Julie Skarland is now living and working in Oslo. Her work is characterized by international impulses facing the Norwegian, and her distinctive expression is recognized in everything she does, also in the creation of the Christmas tree decoration.
The ornaments are made from recycled materials from Skarland's textile storehouse. Everything is made by hand, every decoration is unique.
The result can be seen when the tree lights on Friday 29 November at 16.00.