Countdown to Christmas – design round-up

A selection of design-led projects to help cross off the days until Father Christmas arrives.

Gary Card’s giant mechanical Electric Christmas Tree

Gary Card Electric Christmas Tree Mock Up
Gary Card Electric Christmas Tree Mock Up

Designer Gary Card has created a giant mechanical Electric Christmas Tree, which stands in London’s King’s Cross Filling Station. Card, the man responsible for the incredible designs at Dalston concept store LN-CC , crafted the tree using car parts from Vauxhall Amperas, creating a stunning finale to the Vauxhall Ampera Season at the space.

You can visit the Electric Christmas Tree from 12pm – 10pm until 6 January 2013 at King’s Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, King’s Cross, N1C

Twelve days of Jelly Christmas

Jelly London baubles
Jelly London baubles

Illustration and motion graphics agency Jelly London has created a cheeky Christmas countdown in the form of its Twelve Days of Jelly Christmas, a digital advent calendar. You can check into the Vimeo site every day to see a new ‘present’: a lady snowman metling as an admirer winks at her, perhaps – or a fairy landing atop her Christmas tree in a less than comforastble manner…

https://player.vimeo.com/video/54765779

The Fedrigoni Christmas Advent-ture

Fedrigoni Advent Calendar
Fedrigoni Advent Calendar

Designer and ‘paper magician’ Owen Gildersleeve has created a giant advent calendar for paper manufacturer Fedrigoni, which was unveiled at its London paper showroom yesterday. The calendar uses the traditional Christmas colours of he felt-marked Nettuno paper range. Visitors to the shop have the chance to win a gift every day until 24 December, so head over to 5th Floor Diamond House, 36 – 38 Hatton Garden, London EC1N for a chance to bag a present.

12 Desks of Christmas

Who works at a desk like this?
Who works at a desk like this?

Here at Design Week, our desks are currently housing an inflatable dachshund, an otter and a large box of bamboo biscuits, as well as various broadsheets and Halloween ephemera. As such, we’d be wise to not follow in the footsteps of design-led publishers Laurence King. Yesterday it began its Christmas countdown in the form of 12 Desks of Christmas – an interactive guessing game in which visitors to the site have to match staff members to pictures of their desks to try and win books.

Laurence King staff - but what do their desks look like?
Laurence King staff – but what do their desks look like?

Click here to have a go, or use the hashtag #12desks for the Laurence King Twitter.

 

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