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Design and Reuse for Maihaugen’s Christmas Tree

Dec 07, 2017

Snøhetta has designed this year’s Christmas tree for the open-air museum Maihaugen in Lillehammer, Norway. This is the tenth year in a row the museum invites artists to design the Christmas tree decoration.

Experimenting with reuse and recycling, we used only existing materials from our office and workshop spaces. The installation is made up by more than 600 transparent glass tubes filled with materials such as crushed glass, paper clips, model pieces, cables, fabric, paper, old drawings, coffee, ropes, spray paint, wax and old business cards. Each tube tells a short story of its own, and together they create a vertical contrast to the horizontal branches of the tree. 

The tree was lit up on December 1 and you can see it at Maihaugen until January 7, 2018. For more information, see https://eng.maihaugen.no/

Design and Reuse for Maihaugen’s Christmas Tree