Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been chosen by Claridge’s to design its 2013 Christmas tree. In an ode to the designers’ Italian heritage, the tree is bejeweled with hand-crafted puppets known as “pupi,” hand-painted Italian festive glass baubles, and multicolored “luminarie” framework from Southern Italy.
“When we think of London, we always think of Claridge’s and of its typically English atmosphere that fascinates us and makes us fall in love with the city every time as if it were the first. Our Christmas tree isn’t only a celebration of Christmas as we celebrate it in Italy, but it is at the same time a tribute to the artisanal Italian tradition, the same that we love to export worldwide with everything we do.” – commented on their creation Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
[ Source: Claridge’s ]