old magazine christmas tree by tai ran tseng
old magazine christmas tree by tai ran tseng
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.

old magazine christmas tree by tai ran tsengsoaring 7-ft tall tree made out of 33 magazines



old magazine christmas tree by tai ran tsengmagazine pages rolled into cones of foliage



old magazine christmas tree by tai ran tsengconnect with folded cardboard branches in a circular array



old magazine christmas tree by tai ran tsengsmall tree of stacked cones



old magazine christmas tree by tai ran tsengthe grown tree opens and collapses like a series of umbrellas



old magazine christmas tree by tai ran tsengawaiting packages from santa



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