Merry Contemporary Christmas: The Connaught, London
Famous London hotel The Connaught has unveiled its Christmas Tree 2016, designed by British sculptor Antony Gormley.
Famous London hotel The Connaught has unveiled its Christmas Tree 2016. Designed by British sculptor Antony Gormley, the 17.5-meter-high Western Red Cedar tree has been transformed into a giant beam of light for a contemporary approach to the festive season, via a luminous pole running up its core.
“I thought that rather than decorating the outside of the Christmas tree it would be fun to light its core; the trunk, transforming it into a radiant center against which the branches would become illuminated and silhouetted,” said Gormley. “At this, the darkest time of the year and at a moment of global dysfunction, I hope this magnificent tree conveys a feeling of continuance and vitality.”