London furniture showroom B&B Italia has commissioned designers as wide-ranging as Wells Mackereth Architects, Graphic Thought Facility and 100% Design newcomer Junilda Ross, to design Christmas trees. The trees will form an exhibition at B&B Italia throughout December and will be auctioned off to raise money for homeless charity Shelter. GTF has designed an image of a tree house; Wells Mackereth’s tree consists of shafts of clear perspex rods whose ends will glow; and Ross’s tree (pictured) comprises a stack of standard toilet seats.
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