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From a distance, it would seem a traditional Christmas tree has been erected in front of the Palace of Arts in Budapest. But upon closer inspection, a surprise is revealed- the tree is made up of 365 sledges. Designed by Hello Wood, an architecture and design studio based out of Hungary, the 11 meter tree will eventually be disassembled and the sledges given to the kids of SOS Children’s Village. Read more about the installation after the break... Hello Wood, a Hungarian studio known for their social awareness and original approach, decided to change the normal idea of a Christmas present with their tree design. The tree was built in just a week, and allows space for visitors to come inside and experience the tree. As architect Andras Huszar of Hello Wood stated, “We wanted to create a temporary installation, which is not only spectacular, but its main elements remain usable so they can be distributed among kids. For us, this is the point of social awareness: you don't only show something, but at the same time you give something unique.” View more View full description
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