Another Designer Christmas Tree

By Rob Last edited 167 months ago
Another Designer Christmas Tree

Last week we reported on the Tate's "interactive" Christmas tree, designed by sculptor Richard Wentworth. But if that's all a bit 'arty' for your taste, there's always the slightly more glam' version on offer at the V&A, designed by Matthew Williamson.

Don't go expecting a display of understated festive decorations, Williamson has employed over 1,000 pink velvet and chiffon roses to decorate the six-metre high tree and each rose has been dusted in "electric blue glitter".

And if that's not enough there's also the odd "gold decoration covered with birds, dragonflies and butterflies." Well, what's christmas without some dragonflies? It's like Easter without the bunnies.

Williamson has said that, "Rather like the museum itself, I wanted the V&A Christmas tree to be decadent, exotic and unique, while retaining a very traditional element."

The V&A Christmas tree will be on display from 6 December 2004 until 6 January 2005. Entry to the V & A is free.

Last Updated 07 December 2004