• Claridge's Christmas Tree Archive

    The Claridge’s Christmas Tree has long been a festive Mayfair landmark, drawing visitors and Londoners alike to marvel at its magnificent and ever-changing design. Scroll down to explore Claridge's Christmas Tree designs through the years.

  • 2016: Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson

    Claridge's Christmas Tree by Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson, 2016

    In 2016 Claridge’s lobby was home to much more than a Christmas Tree. Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson, in collaboration with renowned British set designer Michael Howells, created an immersive festive installation. The installation featured four-metre high light boxes that glow with black and white photographic images of snow covered silver birch trees, set on a pure white floor. Against this backdrop, rose cast models of Scots pine, layered with both natural and photographed silver birch and fir trees, reaching to a canopy of natural green pine.

  • 2015: Christopher Bailey for Burberry

    Claridge's Christmas Tree by Burberry

    2015 marked the first time that Claridge's had a British designed Christmas Tree. Christopher Bailey's creation featured over 100 umbrellas, each finished in bespoke gold and silver metallic fabric, and thousands of motion-sensor lights, programmed to sparkle and glitter as guests walked by the tree. With London being at the heart of both Claridge’s and Burberry, the 2015 Claridge's Christmas Tree was a true celebration of the two brands' shared British heritage.

  • 2014: Dolce & Gabbana

    Claridge's Christmas Tree by Dolce & Gabbana, 2014

    In 2014 Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana designed Claridge's Christmas Tree for a second year in a row. Inspired by their childhood memories and to celebrate children of the world, the eight metre-high tree brought a magical woodland to life in the heart of Mayfair. The tree was also adorned with glass baubles that were hand-painted with international flags representing the many festive traditions celebrated the night before Christmas.


  • 2013: Dolce & Gabbana

    Claridge's Christmas Tree by Dolce & Gabbana, 2013

    Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were the designers behind Claridge's Christmas Tree in 2013. They presented a seven metre-high Christmas tree, reinterpreted with Sicilian elements that drew on the Italian heritage of the two designers. The tree was adorned with more than 450 Italian festive glass baubles blown by master artisans and a bespoke multi-coloured ‘luminarie’ framework, created in Southern Italy. At the base of the tree were 30 hand crafted Sicilian marionettes (Pupi) made in the likeness of Charlemagne and other medieval knights, carved in wood and dressed in velvet robes.


  • 2012: Kally Ellis of McQueens

    Claridge's Christmas Tree by McQueens, 2012

    In 2012 Kally Ellis of McQueens designed Claridge's iconic Christmas Tree. Her creation "Forest Murmurs" drew inspiration from the natural world, lending it a contemporary twist. The Christmas Tree featured magnolia branches and lichen moss, studded with crystal and emerald jewel eggs in white, gold and silver to create a canopy of colour and glamour to reflect the art deco beauty of Claridge's.


  • 2011: Alber Elbaz for Lanvin

    Claridge's Christmas Tree by Lanvin, 2011

    Alber Elbaz for Lanvin designed Claridge's Christmas Tree in 2011. Alber created a dream world of colour and fantasy with his signature marionettes and a silk figurine of himself with trademark glasses and bowtie at the top of the tree. An infusion of tradition and modernity, Alber’s fantastical Christmas dream was brought to life in Claridge’s art deco lobby.


  • 2010: John Galliano for Dior

    Claridge's Christmas Tree by John Galliano for Dior, 2010

    In 2010 Claridge's welcomed back John Galliano for Dior to deisgn its iconic Christmas Tree. The celebrated designer unveiled his spectacular “Under the Sea” creation in Claridge's art deco lobby - a Christmas Tree made of sparkling silver leaves, pink coral, sea horses, fish, anemones, starfish and jellyfish - truly one of a kind whimsical design.


  • 2009: John Galliano for Dior

    Claridge's Christmas Tree by John Galliano for Dior, 2009

    2009 marked the first time Claridge's Christmas Tree was to be designed by a famed fashion designer. The Christmas Tree by John Galliano for Dior evoked a frozen twist on tradition with a tropical tree completed with snow leopard, dragon flies and parrots, echoing Claridge's art deco surroundings.

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