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The Claridge’s Xmas Tree 2018 Unveiled

Each year, the renowned Claridge’s Hotel invites celebrated fashion icons to design its Xmas centerpiece to commence the holiday season. Diane von Furstenberg, a long-time patron to the hotel, accepted the honour to dream up the tree that will sit in the lobby. Inspired by her belief in the power of love, the ‘Tree of Love’ captures the idea that “all is derived from the universe and the tree winds its way upwards towards the heavens from its roots”. This six-metre sculpture is coloured with an opalescent glimmer, accompanied with six different animal motifs. Noteworthy details include 8,000 hand-painted silver leaves, 150 hand-blown translucent glass hearts and a wall-paper themed with astrological elements. When von Furstenberg lit up the tree, the lights reflected against the leaves projecting a magical ceiling of glittering stars. Riviera takes inspiration from artworks like such to craft events that impress and dazzle our clients and their audience. What is sparking your creativity this season?