Merry Christmas!

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In the middle of London there is a very special Christmas tree. The Connaught Christmas Tree of the legendary London‘s Connaught hotel has been designed by the British sculptor Antony Gormley. The trunk of the Western Red Cedar tree has been transformed into atapering column of brilliant light. Zumtobel helped to transform the core of the tree into a radiant, glowing centre.

Connaught Christmas by Antony Gormley and Zumtobel

This year's Zumtobel Christmas card shows the Connaught Christmas Tree designed by the British artist Antony Gormley. "It was a joy to collaborate with Zumtobel and their brilliant team of lighting innovators on this project," said Gormley.

"I thought that rather than decorating the outside of the Christmas tree it would be fun to light its core - the trunk, transforming it into a radiant centre against which the branches would become illuminated and silhouetted. I want the tree to celebrate life and all its myriad forms. At this, the darkest time of the year and at a moment of global dysfunction, I hope this magnificent tree conveys a feeling of continuance and vitality.“

With this inspiring Christmas card we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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