Inge Vanluyd and Stefan Vanbergen from Belgian company Mooz created the “taste tree” sitting in Hasselt’s main square in Belgium.The 9 meter-high installation is made up of about 5,000 items of crockery donated by the local residents of the city, creating thus an opportunity to gather the community in the Christmas spirit and create something one of a kind.
The two artists discuss their design:”At home we all have odd plates and cups which just don’t go with anything and as a consequence never find their way out of the cupboard.We noticed that friends and family also had ‘spare’ plates hanging around the house.This was enough to get us thinking about a creative destination for these everyday objects.That’s how we ended up with a porcelain Christmas tree in the city of Hasselt (Belgium) ‘the capital of taste’.We decorated the tree with objects which would otherwise have remained invisible.”
This tree also has a “green” eco friendly purpose reminding us that every year, hundreds of thousands of living trees are chopped off for a purpose that lasts less than a month. So it’s a pleasure to see that every year , more and more creative people find new ways to preserve the natural habitat. Thoughts ?