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V&A Christmas Tree / Studio Roso

Courtesy of Studio Roso
Courtesy of Studio Roso

To celebrate the festive period, the V&A has commissioned design duo Studio Roso to create a Christmas Tree for the Grand Entrance of the Museum until January 5th.  The handmade ‘tree’ is made up of 3.3 miles of elastic cord and will reach over 4 meters high. A total of 1500 individual strands have been combined to create the outline of a traditional Christmas Tree. Within these cords Studio Roso has created a number of geometric shapes, referencing both traditional Christmas ornaments and the crystalline structure of snowflakes and icicles, providing a decorative garland throughout the installation. The design for the tree was inspired by the intricate craft of bobbin lacing, a technique often used in traditional Christmas decorations. More images after the break.

Cite:Alison Furuto. "V&A Christmas Tree / Studio Roso" 15 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/192139/va-christmas-tree-studio-roso/>