‘old magazine christmas tree’ by tai-ran tseng
berkeley architect tai-ran tseng started making his own christmas tree using recycled, repurposed materials in 2005 when his then 3-year-old son became interested in santa. he decided to build a ‘green’ version, as he felt funny about the scene of dead pine’s lying around on the sidewalk at the end of the holiday seasons, and did not feel like getting a PVC tree made in a developing country. it has since become his family tradition to design and build a christmas tree each year. this seven foot tall concept was built out of 33 old magazines and recycled cardboard. it opens and collapses like a series of umbrellas.
soaring 7-ft tall tree made out of 33 magazines
magazine pages rolled into cones of foliage
connect with folded cardboard branches in a circular array
small tree of stacked cones
the grown tree opens and collapses like a series of umbrellas
awaiting packages from santa