Festive pattern lights up Design Museum

Posted on December 21, 2012 by Megan

With Christmas just around the corner, we celebrate festive design this week. MARY KATRANTZOU has produced a sparkling tree for the DESIGN MUSEUM on London’s Shad Thames bank of the river.

The highly acclaimed fashion designer Mary Katrantzou has designed a tree that incorporates patterns from her Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection, which was inspired by everyday objects. It will be a 2D design on the museum’s outer wall.

Katrantzou’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection included collaboration with Swarovski and Lesage to create masterful embroideries elevating the mundane to the sublime, as part of the Swarovski Collective. Measuring 3 metres in height the tree will combine Katrantzou’s trademark bold patterns with Christmas sparkle to create this inventive take on a Christmas tree.

‘The print was inspired by formal gardens and artful box parterres, these were layered and overlaid to create an intricate maze-like print reminiscent of a hand embroidered lace motif.’ Said Mary Katrantzou.

The collaboration marks the exciting rise of Mary Katrantzou as one of the foremost fashion designers in the world. British Fashion Award for Emerging Talent and her 2011 Autumn/Winter Collection was nominated in this year’s Design Museum Designs of the Year awards. Past collaborations include a Longchamp bag line, Swarovski jewellery and a denim range with Current Elliot. Mary Katrantzou’s Christmas tree is on display at Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD until the 9th January 2013.

Turning to other design news, we have received many entries into our Retail and Leisure Interiors Award this week. From a Canadian hotel to a minimal Norwegian concept restaurant, projects have been entered from around the world. For all the latest just click here.

There’s still time to enter if you have a project of your own to submit. Submission guidelines and how to enter can be found here.

Season’s greetings from the World Interiors News team.

Happy holidays and all the best for the New Year!

Sarah