Gareth Pugh designs Christmas tree for the Victoria & Albert Museum
Gareth Pugh is the latest creative force to be invited by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to design a festive installation to adorn its grand entrance.
Pugh has titled the piece 'Abstract Nativity' and describes it as a modern interpretation of a traditional Christmas tree. The tree has a tiered, layered pyramid formation in reflective gold and emits a central beacon of light, Pugh wanted to emulate the sense of togetherness and community that is associated with this time of year. It stands over 13ft tall and has been created using wood, fabric acrylic and LED lights and bears all the structural hallmarks of Pugh’s design style.
“I hope our installation might provide a moment of reflection for those who visit over the next month, and perhaps even contribute a little to the magic of the season,” said Pugh, whose designs are currently on display as part of the V&A’s Wedding Dresses 1775–2014 exhibition.
Previous V&A Christmas trees have been designed by Matthew Williamson, Jasper Conran, and Boudicca. Pugh’s installation will be officially unveiled on Tuesday and is to remain on display until January 6.