365 Sledges Christmas Tree By Hello Wood (HU)



365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photograph: Daniel Domolky

Hungarian designers Hello Wood have created an 11-meter Christmas tree made of 365 sledges in front of the Palace of Arts at the riverbank of the Danube in Budapest.

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood

“It is an outstanding piece of art and architecture marking the Christmas period.” says Hello Wood. “After the vacation season all the sledges will be offered to the children residing in the residences of SOS Children’s Village thanks to Hungarian Telekom.”

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photograph: Daniel Domolky

Identified for their social awareness Hello Wood rethought the notion of Christmas existing. “We desired to develop a short-term installation, which is not only spectacular, but its primary components stay usable so they can be distributed amongst youngsters. For us, this is the point of social awareness: you really don’;t only demonstrate some thing, but at the very same time you give some thing special.” says Andras Huszar, architect of Hello Wood.

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky

The Christmas tree was constructed in a week. Site visitors can step in the framework and seem at the construction from the within. The base, weighing 4.5 tons, is produced of steel so the building is protected from the heavy winds of winter. The 4 stems of the installation hold 325 kilograms every.

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky

“First, the carpenters of Hello Wood made the 10,5 meters tall wooden frame, which was brought to the scene, where it was put with each other with the aid of a crane and the use of welding strategies. Then came the alpinists of Hello Wood, who have been operating on the installation for 4 consecutive days, repairing the sledges on the wooden frame while hanging down from the best of the tree. Though the set up is quite hefty, it seems lightsome: if you step inside, it feels like you are in the middle of a large snowflake.”

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky

Maxim Bakos, one of the founders of Hello Wood, originally wanted to create a forest manufactured of sledges, then came the notion to produce a tree alternatively of a forest. “We have been considering a good deal about what the secret of an authentic Christmas decoration is. The sledges had been the great selection, because they are symbolizing Christmas, but totally free from the business Christmas clichés and the common negative taste that comes with them.” says David Raday, innovative leader of Hello Wood, 1 of the originators of the concept.

Hello Wood is very best identified for its flagship occasion, a one week long art camp curated by founder Peter Pozsar every summertime.

Concept: David Raday, Andras Huszar, Peter Pozsar, Maxim Bakos
Architectural prepare: Andras Huszar, Peter Pozsar, Adam Fogarassy
Design and style: Benjamin Szilagyi
Statics: Gabor Csefalvay
Realisation: Hello Wood
Lights: Tamas Kiraly, Gabor Agocs (Philips Hungary)
Partner: Gabor Zoboki (ZDA)
Pictures & video: Daniel Domolky

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