The Little Tree

personal project, 2010
with Radko Istenic

 
 

Little Tree is a sustainable alternative to the traditional Christmas tree, that aims to help limit the yearly cutting down of natural trees and caters to a wide range of users. It is made out of organic and simple materials: birch plywood plate, a wooden rod and hemp twine. The design makes use of the material very effectively, 95% of the plywood plate is used up. Little Tree is designed with the 'do it yourself' principle in mind, which enables the users to purchase the components and easily put them together into the final product themselves. Treelet has two variations; it can be hung from the ceiling or placed on a stand. It is very simple to put it up or to put it away, both can be done in just a few minutes. All the components can be conveniently stored in a thin cardboard box. To hang the decorations, there are special cutouts in each of the layers. The Little Tree comes with a colorful set of matching felt ornaments, however any kind of adornments can be used.

 
 
 
detail of the standing Little Tree with matching felt ornaments

detail of the standing Little Tree with matching felt ornaments

 
the hanging Little Tree

the hanging Little Tree

 
 
 
detail of the cutouts for the ornaments

detail of the cutouts for the ornaments