The Upper House unveils their neon-light Christmas tree inspired by a Hong Kong heritage craft

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The Upper House unveils their neon-light Christmas tree inspired by a Hong Kong heritage craft

This festive season, The Upper House is aglow with a Christmas tree inspired by the iconic street signs of Hong Kong, in collaboration with architectural studio, COLLECTIVE and Streetsign HK. The Upper House x COLLECTIVE Christmas Tree For the past four years, The Upper House has commissioned a one-of-a-kind tree that incorporates sustainability. This year, international architecture studio, COLLECTIVE, presents a design that embraces heritage sustainability which integrates the role of culture through cultural heritage and creativity. Inspired by Hong Kong’s iconic illuminating street signs and with the guidance of Streetsign HK, a group that advocates street signs as urban cultural heritage, COLLECTIVE reinvigorated the fading art of neon sign making with the creation of the “Doodle Tree”. Breaking with convention of 2D neon signs, the team and Mr. Wu Chi Kai, one of only three remaining local craftsmen, expertly fabricated the neon tubes into 3D form through perpetual experiments and traditional heated glass bending techniques. “Without falling into ‘heritage kitsch’ we didn’t intend to create any legible neon signage and one will not perceive any ‘language’. We imagined a design that represents a seemingly random free flow of glowing energy, hoping to bring modernity to an object which is […]