The Upper House unveils Christmas Tree inspired by Hong’s heritage
SITUATED in Hong Kong, The Upper House hotel, part of the Swire Hotel group, unveil a one-of-a-kind illuminated Christmas Tree. Continuing their tradition of creating a tree centred around the theme of sustainability, the hotel partnered with international architects Collective. Together, they came up with a neon-sign Christmas tree titled the Doodle Tree.
The inspiration behind this design came from the city’s street signs that light up Hong Kong at night. With the help of StreetSignHK, a collective who work to preserve signboards and other aspects of the city’s urban heritage, have helped by reviving the fading art of neon sign making.
Breaking 2D and entering the magic of 3D, the team and Mr. Wu Chi Kai – one of the last three local craftsmen who have perfected this skill – have created the Christmas tree out of neon tubes and traditional heated glass.
This year has been incredibly tough year on everyone, so the Upper House, in the spirit of gibing, will be auctioning off the special tree with all the proceeds being donated to ImpactHK – a local charity that helps those that are homeless in Hong Kong.