Further to the lovely Christmas atmosphere everywhere, we, at YourStudio, thought that it would be nice to fuel the Christmas spirit with some vintage and unique Christmas trees as inspirations.
(Right) 1965 Christmas Tree Hat
Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs is an annual event in France, where they gather the top-famous fashion designers, architects, artists etc to produce their own eccentric versions of the Christmas tree, which would be showcased at a renowned venue during the first week of December. The exhibition allows free access to the public, and the creations would be auctioned off at this event for a child-focused charity – this year they have chosen Association pour la vie-espoir contre le cancer. Designers that have previously participated or are currently participating are: Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Olivia Putman, Ora Ito, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Stella McCartney, Christian Dior, Gucci, Sonia Rykiel, Louis Vuitton, Les Garcons and Pierre Hermé.
Louis Vuitton – 2008
Jean-Paul Gaultier 2009, 2003
Les Garcons and Sonia Rykiel 2011
Jean Claude Jitrois, Pierre Hermé 2011
Famous chocolate maker – Patrick Roger, for the 24th edition of France’s annual Telethon, created a chocolate Christmas tree that stood 10 metres high and weighted 4 tonnes in Paris, 2010. He thought of his creation as a piece of architecture, and as part of the charity, citizens can exchange donation with a part of the chocolate tree.
The tallest Lego Christmas tree ever has been built at London St Pancras station! Not only is the tree itself made out of Lego bricks, even the bauble decorations are made of Lego. David Buxbaum, marketing director at Lego told Toy News: ‘The Lego brand is all about play and creativity and Christmas is the time for celebration and fun. The tree has been put together by children from Edith Neville Primary School (Camden) and Copenhagen Primary School together with Harpenden Explorer Scouts, it took them two months to build this structure that stood 10 metres high using 600,000 Lego bricks.
Now go on and grab some chocolate, sit back and enjoy a lovely Christmas! With Best Wishes from YourStudio!