As part of the Christmas tree project we’ve collaborated with Heyking3D (link) to create the 3D printed hearts that will appear on the tree. The hearts are now also available to buy for your own christmas tree at home, the various versions can be found below.
/ November 1, 2013
Victoria and Albert Christmas Tree (October)
/ October 29, 2013
Over the course of 2013 we’ve been developing the Christmas Tree for the Victoria and Albert Museum (link). Finally after a lot of hard work the tree is near completion and is almost ready to be installed in the V&A’s main entrance at the beginning of December. The tree will be in residence at the V&A from the 3rd of December 2013 to the 5th of January 2014 so please do head down and see it if you’re around in London.
The first comprehensive photos of the tree will be available in a beautiful Norfolk photo shoot due to be released in the December issue of RED magazine (Released late-novemeber) (link), however here are some early construction pictures to give you a taster.
[Hearts on the tree]
[Colin David climbing the tree]
[Colin David playing with Antlers, Tree in background]
[Colin David constructing the tree’s interior frame]
[Testing lighting for the ornamental hearts that will hang on the tree]
[Testing the fibre optic lighting system for the tree]
[Antlers hanging up post flocking]
[Original model of V&A Christmas Tree with columns]
For further updates please check back on this Helen’s diary special in November!