Claridge's Unveils Louis Vuitton Christmas Tree Sculpture
Claridge's has revealed its 2023 Christmas tree, a stunning sculpture made from Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunks that towers 17 feet tall in the hotel's lobby.
A Unique Tree Sculpture
Claridge's has unveiled its highly anticipated Christmas tree for 2023, and this year it is a unique sculpture made entirely from repurposed Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunks. The tree stands an impressive 17 feet tall in the hotel's lobby, showcasing an innovative and artistic approach to holiday decorations.
The sculpture is composed of 15 chrome trunks of varying heights that have been skillfully stacked to resemble the silhouette of a traditional Christmas tree. The design also takes inspiration from the hotel's iconic Art Deco architecture, creating a perfect blend of modern luxury and timeless elegance.
Exquisite Details and Decorations
The Louis Vuitton Christmas tree at Claridge's is not only a magnificent structure, but it is also adorned with exquisite details and decorations. The sculpture is set inside two massive trunks stacked on top of each other, each adorned with vintage Claridge's travel stickers and a prominent Louis Vuitton luggage tag.
At the top of the tree, there is a model of Asnières, the Louis Vuitton family home and atelier situated in a northern suburb of Paris. The silvery trunks and snowy landscape of the tree are dotted with 21 figurines, including a charming depiction of Father Christmas, adding a touch of whimsy and enchantment to the overall design.
A Perfect Collaboration
Claridge's general manager Paul Jackson expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating that Christmas is a truly magical time for the hotel. He eagerly awaits the arrival of guests and the opportunity for them to immerse themselves in the world of Louis Vuitton.
The connection between Claridge's and Louis Vuitton goes beyond this collaboration. Both establishments were founded in 1854 and share a rich history. Monsieur Louis Vuitton himself was the personal 'layetier' to Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, who often stayed at Claridge's during winter. This association earned the hotel the nickname 'annex' to Buckingham Palace.