Friday, 14 December 2012

A Christmas Tree Made of 5000 Porcelain Plates

Looks like entire cities are getting more and more excited about DIY Christmas trees: last year Kaunas in Lithuania had one made from 32.000 recycled bottles and this year a Belgian town called Hasselt put up a 30 ft high Christmas tree, made from 5000 porcelain plates. The plates were brought by around 3000 residents of the town, which symbolically titles itself as the Capital of Taste.

The idea was presented and implemented by Inge Vanluyd an Stefan Vanbergen from Belgian company mooz. “At home we all have odd plates and cups which just don’t go with anything and as a consequence never find their way out of the cupboard. We noticed that friends and family also had ‘spare’ plates hanging around the house. This was enough to get us thinking about a creative destination for these everyday objects,” explain the creators.

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