V&A Christmas TreeEdit profile
As part of V&A ongoing series of winter commissions, Studio Roso are very proud to launch their first project for the Victoria and Albert Msueum in London, the V&A Christmas tree 2011.
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.
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