Tree of Light
Chatham Square, Chinatown NYC
Holiday installation, Dec 2016
The Tree of Light for New York City’s Chinatown is a holiday light structure comprised of a multiplicity of metallic rods which are joined together create a sturdy tree-like form that lights up in the heart of Chinatown providing a festive gathering point to residents and visitors alike. The tree structure is fabricated with bent tubes forming branch-like formations inspired by the Chinatown BID logo and explores the craft of pipe bending by using the craftsmanship of local welders and metalworkers. Off the shelf LED lighting, from local suppliers, span the metallic structure creating colorful light effects for the Tree of Light. The stepped base can be used as gathering and/or seating like the steps of a public plaza space.
team: Eva Perez de Vega + Ian Gordon, partners
client: Chinatown Partnership and BID