Architect Emmanuelle Moureaux Designs Holiday Lighting Installation

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Celebrating the holiday season with a kaleidoscopic collection of illuminated paper trees, an installation by French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux, dubbed “Christmas Forest in 100 Colors,” is now on display at the Omotesando Hills shopping complex in Tokyo.

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Spanning the entire 44-foot-high space and extending across a 23-foot-long central stairway, the installation incorporates 1,500 mini paper trees in 100 different colors, which each emit a gentle glowing light. Distinctive views of the illumination are offered from each level, encouraging visitors to observe from all angles.

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The glowing lanterns can also be seen cycling through choreographed shows of ambient light every half-hour in a special light show, titled “Emotional Reflection.” Engineered to emit a sequence of colors from white, yellow, pink, green, blue and rainbow, the main tree in the artwork cycles through the colorful series, while the the surrounding mini trees are illuminated in a rhythmic sequence to a soundtrack specifically composed for the installation.

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