London’s Claridge’s hotel is well-known for its beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Last year they invited the Italian designer duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to decorate for them and the result was a beautifully festive spectacle with a Sicilian theme.
This year they duo are back again to give Claridge’s tree the designer treatment. The theme for the display this year will be more of a traditional one: an enchanted forest complete with animals, such as foxes, squirrels and deer, that gather under the branches beside a fire.
The theme will also have a more international spin to it - the tree’s adornments will also include hand-painted blown glass spheres that feature famous landmarks from various cities around the world. The destinations captured in the baubles actually represent the children around the world, to whom the tree is dedicated.
"Christmas is the happiest time of the year for children and we want to celebrate it with a tree that brings together all the different cultures from around the world. We thought of an enchanted forest where the real meets the unreal, just as it does the night before Christmas. It is a very special tradition because it helps spread our love for Italian craftsmanship around the world,” said Dolce and Gabbana.
The tree will be unveiled on November 19 and no doubt is much anticipated.