Christmas tree

A Christmas tree designed for Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi. 
Finished in matte champagne gold, the 7.5-meter-high conical tree with a polyhedral surface consists of numerous cut-out pieces that resemble sparkling lights. A total of 416 compact fans are installed behind each piece, individually controlled to blow air in coordination. The pieces not only sway and move with the wind but can also stop swinging in the air catching the wind at the programmed timing. By continuously receiving a certain amount of airflow, the pieces also float upward in a sustained manner. The combination of this air control allows the “pieces of light” to show a variety of different expressions, such as spiraling up, moving in random dots, or spreading out like ripples. 
The same ornament pieces are used as decoration in the galleria, garden terrace, and other atrium areas as well, adding a sense of unity and glamour to the event. 
The theme Glitter in the Air translates to creating the uplifting and shimmering atmosphere, the very essence of Christmas, by literally generating “glitters” by “air”.

Yukiko Tomotsune
Shimpei Mitani
Takahiro Fukino
Chihiro Yamamoto
Sota Ishikawa
Takumi Ota
bird and insects
film editing:
Shimpei Mitani