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The Design Museum in London is currently home to a six metre-tall Christmas tree, possibly the tallest in the world.
Posted 4 Dec 11 By Design Indaba Craft Creative Work / Design News Comments

In celebration of all things festive, the Design Museum in London commissioned designer Giles Miller to create a bespoke cardboard Christmas tree.

The six metre-tall Christmas tree is made up of 3 600 individually cut, handmade pieces of cardboard. The creation, which hangs in the museum’s public atrium, may well be the tallest Christmas tree in the world.

A one-of-a-kind design, the Christmas tree is a swirl of three fans of card that cascade in a spiral-like form. Woodland animals like foxes, birds and squirrels designed by illustrator Daniel Heath adorn the tree.

Miller has also produced a range of smaller cardboard Christmas trees which will be sold exclusively at the Design Museum Shop.

The Design Museum has submitted an application to the Guinness Book of World Records and hopes to secure the title of holder of the World’s Tallest Cardboard Christmas Tree.