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The garden gnome is back

The garden gnome is back

We thought the garden gnome has disappeared from our gardens, but it is back in force and even settles in our interior. Appearing in Germany in the 17th century, the garden gnomes were imported to the United Kingdom in 1847 by Sir Charles Isham, when he brought back 21 terracotta figures from a trip to Germany, and arranged them to decorate the garden of his home. Traditionally, a garden gnome has a white beard, a pink complexion and a red cap, is dressed in pants and knitwear of different colors. This is without counting on the designers who revisit the garden gnome to reintroduce it into our decor: Bougie la Française transforms it into a candle (40 euros), Kartell into a side table designed by Starck (199 euros), Vitamin Living in an urban gnome (69 euros) and 100drine in a piggy bank (6.90 euros). Finally, Plust Collection offers indoor and outdoor dwarfs 55 cm colored during the day and fluorescent at night (from 93 euros).