This year, StudioXAG were commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum to create a Christmas tree for the Museum’s Grand Entrance in South Kensington, along with an accompanying tree at the V&A Museum of Childhood, plus a range of decorations including dramatic garlands adorn ballustrades throughout both museums.
Drawing inspiration from Victorian festive traditions and motifs from the Museum’s iron roof framework, StudioXAG have designed and produced a giant metalwork tree dressed with traditional green foliage and handmade decorations which stands at 4.5m tall in the South Kensington site. Whilst the Museum of Childhood gets its own playful take on a Victorian Christmas with toy trains whizzing around its metal structure.
The installations will run from 2nd December until 6th January 2017
Photographs courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum