Thursday, 21 December 2017

As Christmas Is Becoming Ever Nearer,

here are a few Christmas trees that look slightly different,

and might give you an idea for a different tree for you this Christmas, this cartoon-like tree by artists Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan is made up of a series of multicoloured light and cones, forming the noses and mouths of the eight faces looking out from the tree, located in King's Cross' GranarySquare, the installation is part of a wider arts and events programme named The King's Cross Project, curated by Tamsin Dillon and Rebecca Heald,

Sledge Christmas tree by Hello Wood, Hungarian architecture studio Hello Wood has constructed two Christmas trees comprised of 400 sledges, which are then disassembled and distributed to families in need of firewood during the cold winter months, I just hope the families have fireplaces, the trees are situated in London's Royal Botanical Gardens, and on the grounds of Vienna's Belvedere Palace,

Karl Lagerfeld turned his design for a Christmas tree upside down for Claridge's this year, topping its silver gilded roots with a mirrored, light-reflecting star, tinsel hangs from the branches in the form of "silver stalactites", and laid underneath the tree is a hand-sewn white Icelandic sheepskin rug, to represent a blanket of snow,

the Merry Breakfast Christmas tree by Gary Card, consisting of 400 bars of multi-coloured plasticine assembled atop a steel structure, Gary Card wanted his Christmas tree for the Sanderson Hotel to embody the excitement, wonder and chaos of the festive season, the London set designer used plasticine to arouse feelings of childhood, creating characters from Alice in Wonderland to place on the tree, as well as snowmen and gingerbread men,

The Tree of Glass by Lee Broom, this 10-metre-tall Christmas tree by British designer Lee Broom consists of 245 individual hand-blown glass pendant lights and is situated inside London's Shard building, the installation is an architectural take on the shape of a traditional Christmas tree and was made in collaboration with glassware brand Nude, well they all certainly look different, but for me a traditional real tree with needles and pine cones is the tree of choice.

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