Renowned UK designer Lee Broom has teamed up with glassware brand Nude to create a Christmas tree of glass for contemporary British restaurant Aqua Shard, located on the 31st floor of Renzo Piano-designed The Shard. The Tree of Glass is a unique and contemporary Christmas tree comprised of 245 hand-blown glass LED pendant lights floating in a formation with the overall structure standing at just under 30-feet in height and the glass formation measuring just under 19-feet. The pendant shade design is inspired by The Shard and all 245 come together to create a single Shard shaped tree of light and glass which playfully lights aqua shard’s iconic triple-story atrium and views of the London skyline.
Committed to working with only the best craftspeople to develop his designs, this is the first collaboration between leading UK product designer Lee Broom, and contemporary glassware brand Nude who have meticulously handcrafted the shade for each pendant light. The cascading installation marks the perfect end to a celebratory tenth anniversary year for Broom who, earlier this year, unveiled a retrospective commemorating his decade of design during Milan’s annual design week. Previous collaborations of the tree at aqua shard include fashion designers Vivienne Westwood, Matthew Williamson and Sir David Attenborough with Timothy Hatton Architects.
The 245 limited edition pendant lights are available to purchase now for £150 ($198,75 USD) from the Lee Broom‘s website. £100 ($132.50 USD) from the sale of each light will go to charity. Each pendant light will come with a chrome pendant light fitting and a chrome ceiling rose plus a warm white dimmable 2w LED bulb. The lights will be delivered in February 2018 once the tree has been disassembled. All proceeds from their sale will be donated to The British Red Cross, Broom’s chosen charity.
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