A Christmas Tree Made from 5,000 Donated Ceramic Dishes and Cups in Belgium

A Christmas Tree Made from 5,000 Donated Ceramic Dishes and Cups in Belgium trees recycling installation Christmas ceramics

A Christmas Tree Made from 5,000 Donated Ceramic Dishes and Cups in Belgium trees recycling installation Christmas ceramics

A Christmas Tree Made from 5,000 Donated Ceramic Dishes and Cups in Belgium trees recycling installation Christmas ceramics

A Christmas Tree Made from 5,000 Donated Ceramic Dishes and Cups in Belgium trees recycling installation Christmas ceramics

I’m a huge fan of alternative Christmas trees in urban centers, from last year’s plastic bottle tree in Lithuania to the abstract tree currently up in Brussels, any idea seems better than heading out to the local forest and hacking down a pine tree older than my grandparents. This year in Hasselt, Belgium a pair from the design firm Mooz created this concept of an enormous tree covered in 5,000 pieces of ceramic donated from local residents. Called the “Taste Tree” the piece was meant to be a sort of communal celebration as residents were invited to contribute unused dishes to the tree that now stands nearly 30 ft. tall in Hassel’s main square. (via designboom)