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Alternative Christmas Tree
Competition: Spark:Spring Concept
Designer: Michael Morath
Design Type: Online & Poster
Company / Organization / School: University of Wuppertal, Germany
The idea behind the ‘Alternative Christmas Tree’ is to bring the spirit of Christmas into peoples home that don’t have much space like students or seniors who live alone. Especially in expensive urban areas, space is a luxury that only a few can afford. Thats why the 'Alternative Christmas Tree' is designed to take up as little space as possible in its packaged state but can be unfolded every season to get you in a festive mood. For those who like to travel during the holiday season it’s the ideal decoration that you can bring with you wherever you go to. It’s super compact and light weight so it fits into any luggage. The installation is intuitive and can be accomplished without any tools in just a few seconds. The main component is a flexible spiral, made out of birch wood. Once unfolded it forms the iconic silhouette of a Christmas tree that is illuminated by warm LED highlights. The packaging, made out of recycled cardboard was designed to be environmentally friendly and as convenient as possible. After the Christmas season is over it can can be used to store all the components, so nothing gets lost until next year.