Monday, December 9, 2013

Miss Haberdash Christmas tree ....

Each year the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) ask a designer to create the Christmas tree which stands in the museum foyer. This has led to some stunning collaborations. The designers draw inspiration from the gallery contents and create their own vision.
This year English Eccentrics (Helen and Colin David) have titled their tree, The Red Velvet Tree of Love. The tree is decorated with 79 flocked reindeer antlers, this references a chair made by H.F.C. Rampendahl circa 1860, on display in the gallery.

It's always fascinating to see the tree which stands in the Tate Gallery, each year the work of a contemporary artist. I particularly liked the symbolism behind this tree created in 2009 by Tacita Dean.

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