strangely appealing: tannenboing

tannenboing
This is not your grandma’s aluminum Christmas tree (which we love, by the way)! The tannenboing is constructed from recycled aluminum, pre-drilled to hold 200 of your favorite ornaments. Its ultra-modern, one-piece spring design comes flat packed and ready to be suspended from the ceiling and decorated to your heart’s content. Sleek lines and small visual imprint make the “tree” perfect for small spaces. The one caveat I see is the cost: a wee bit steep at $795, but more traditional “fake” trees can run that much. While it may be way too modern for my home, I think it’s really clever and cool. What do you think: Are you sprung off the tannenboing, or does it just fall flat? — Megan B.

Ilana

Saw one of those recently and loved it – thought it was a simple and elegant way to honour a tradition. My very stylish and opinionated boyfriend, however, surprised me by hating it. He maintains that Christmas is supposed to be tacky and tasteless.

Mary T

It’s Slinky! Seriously, I think this is kind of cool. I’m not a fan of all the bows they have on it, though. I think if you’re going to have a minimalist tree, just hang ornaments alone. : )

We have one hanging in our office, and it’s absolutely incredible! It creates a buzz–everyone comments on it or asks about it. Most everybody likes it. The staff love it, and it looks stunning in our front office. We have a glass wall and the staff loves watching people walk by gawking at the Tannenboing! Our best purchase without a doubt!

Mary T

David, that has to be an improvement over most office Christmas trees!

Ann

love it! however there is just something romantic about a real tree

Regula and Roger

We’re proud owners of a tannenboing in Switzerland! Everytime we have visitors they spend some serious time in front of the tannenboing, admiring this sculpture!! We get some great ideas already for the next year from our friends, how we can decorate tannenboing in different ways. I wouldn’t be surprised, if next year some of them have one of their own!!!

For that price, does it come with Matchbox cars too?

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[...] 1) Oh tannenboing, oh tannenboing, how lovely is your spiral. You like it, you really like it. David E says: “We have one hanging in our office, and it’s absolutely incredible! It creates a buzz–everyone comments on it or asks about it. Most everybody likes it. The staff love it, and it looks stunning in our front office. We have a glass wall and the staff loves watching people walk by gawking at the Tannenboing! Our best purchase without a doubt!” See it here. [...]

Jenne

I think it’s kind of cool but mainly I love the word! TANNENBOING TANNENBOING TANNENBOING! So fun to say.

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[...] Tannenboing: I don’t decorate for Christmas at all, but if I did have a tree, this one would be awesome. No muss, no fuss, you can hang all your ornaments, and it stores flat for next year. It’s a little expensive, though. [...]