Alternative Christmas trees

Monday, 19 December 2011

Benjamin Hubert's 2011 Christmas card
Industrial designer Benjamin Hubert is not the only one to be marking this Christmas with an alternative tree. Click through to read about the innovative new twists on the traditional pine tree - including paper, wall-mounted, electronic and recycled variants.

Christmas card tree, Martha Stewart via Sugar & Shimmer
At this year's Christmas press previews, Lisa Rutherford of John Lewis told WGSN-homebuildlife that sales of alternative Christmas trees outstripped the sales of traditional green Christmas trees in 2010, with stocks running out as early as October.

Graphic decal tree by Subhuti, via Renaissance Chick
In our latest VM report, we find inspiration for those who are short on space and looking for alternative ways in which to create a festive feel. These alternative trees are reusable, require no maintenance, take up less space and cost less than a traditional tree, and at the same time make an individual design statement in the home.

Book tree, via Booklicious
Subscribers can read the full report here.

Salvaged wood board tree, via Apartment Therapy