We've seen a lot of creative Christmas trees this holiday season and here's another. Studio Roso made the V&A Christmas Tree 2011 as a part of an ongoing series of winter commissions. It currently graces the Victoria and Albert Museum in London with its beauty. The "tree" is made of 3.3 miles of elastic cord and reaches over 4 meters high. To create an outline of a traditional Christmas tree, a total of 1500 individual stranders were bundled in groups of ten. Metal rings were placed wIthin these bundles to create geometric shapes that remind viewers of traditional Christmas ornaments, snowflakes and icicles.
The tree was inspired by the age old craft of bobbin lace, a lace textile made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins to manage them. It's definitely something to admire this holiday season for, not only, its intricate design but also it's really cool shadows! The shapes of the cord and metal rings make snowflake-like shadows on the ground. When looking at the shadow of the entire tree, you'll see one really large snowflake made up of tiny ones.
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