London’s five star Claridge’s hotel grabs eyeballs every year with their beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Last year they invited the Italian designer duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to decorate for them and the result was a beautifully festive spectacle with a Sicilian theme. This year the fashion darlings are returning to give Claridge’s tree the designer treatment once again. The theme for the display will be an enchanted forest.
Lending a global touch to their theme, the tree’s adornments will include hand painted blown glass spheres that showcase famous landmarks from cities across the world. The myriad destinations captured in the baubles represent the children of the world to whom the tree is dedicated. Familiar woodland animals like foxes, squirrels and deer will be gathered around the tree.
Christmas is the happiest time of the year for children and we want to celebrate it with a tree that brings together all the different cultures from around the world. We thought of an enchanted forest where the real meets the unreal, just as it does the night before Christmas. It is a very special tradition because it helps spread our love for Italian craftsmanship around the world,” said the duo in a quote.
The tree will be unveiled on November the 19th and is much anticipated according to Thomas Kochs, general manager of the hotel. “We are delighted to invite Domenico and Stefano to spread their special magic in our lobby once again. Our guests and staff loved their tree so much last year that we just know they will create something equally memorable and enchanting this time,” he said.
[Via – Vogue]