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The Himmeli

My obsession du jour is “The Himmeli!”¬†This organic, geometric sculpture is named from the Swedish word ‘himmel’ meaning sky or heaven. Ever since I saw the artistic mobiles hanging in a J.Crew in SoHo, I find myself dreaming of simple and minimalist metals. ¬†Originally built with stalks of straw grown from the prior years harvest, the designs would be prominently displayed in the main room of a cottage. It was thought that “the larger the himmeli crafted, the more prosperous the following season‚Äôs crop.”

The Himmeli by HRUSKAA via The WalkupLarge Abstract Himmeli no. 1 / Wall Sculpture / Minimalist Home Decor

One purveyor of these unique Scandinavian designs particularly stands out.¬†Meet Melissa from Gran Rapids, Michigan of HRUSKAA (pronounced¬†Her-oo-shh-ka). Her favorite materials include straw, string, linen, leather and wood.¬†Each of Melissa’s original designs are influenced by the pure simplicity of Scandinavian styling and are made for medium to small scaled spaces.¬†

The Himmeli by HRUSKAA via The WalkupLarge Copper Himmeli Wreath / Modern Geometric Wall Sculpture

Above, the perfectly faceted 22″ wreath inspired from the himmeli changes visual perspective from every angle, playing off its clever lines. It casts a beautiful geometric pattern on the wall when the light is just right, truly a sculptural piece of art to admire.

The Himmeli by HRUSKAA via The WalkupBrass Himmeli Wall Prism no. 1 / Modern Geometric Ornament / Air Plant Hanger 

An unconventional air plant vase hangs out casually and seamlessly with frames, antlers, and other forest creatures.¬†It is perfectly sized to hold a Tillandsia, [aka. air plant] for display. ¬†Hand sewn from solid brass straw and nylon cord, the metal is ‘bright’ but will naturally oxidize and darken over time.

The Himmeli by HRUSKAA via The WalkupLarge Abstract Himmeli no. 1 / Wall Sculpture / Minimalist Home Decor
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The Himmeli by HRUSKAA via The Walkup
Does it get any more white and clean than the Himmeli no. 6?
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There is no better way to celebrate the Winter Solstice and to pay homage to the seasons!

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  1. Oh wow, these are such gorgeous sculptures! I love how they look different at any angle. I’d love to have the hanging air plant one!

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    • I was TOTALLY smitten from the second I saw these gorgeous mobiles. Although, I have a history of accidentally killing most of my air plants. ūüôĀ

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