A Christmas “Tree” Crafted of 5,000 Pieces of Porcelain in Belgium
While major capitals across the world have erected large Christmas trees adorned with glistening lights and brightly colored bulbs, Hasselt’s main square in Belgium has reinterpreted the classic iconography. In collaboration with local residents of the city known as “the Capital of Taste,” Inge Vanluyd and Stefan Van Bergen of the creative agency Mooz have designed The Taste Tree, a Christmas symbol created entirely from porcelain crockery. The nine-meter-high tree is garnished with 5,000 plates and cups, a design inspired by the idea that these everyday objects often go overlooked, hiding in cupboards and never leaving shelves. The white porcelain tableware, some trimmed with gold or blue designs, creates a feeling of holiday cheer that calls to mind good company, food and drink. An initiative that has brought Hasselt’s citizens together for the holidays, The Taste Tree will be on display until January 6th.