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old magazine christmas tree by tai ran tseng
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dec 23, 2012
old magazine christmas tree by tai ran tseng


‘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

 

 

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