Tree Rings


Concept & design by Marcos Viñals Bassols

Lighting design by Koert Vermeulen

Commissioned by the City of Paris & and the Committee of the Champs-Elysées, Paris (F) 2011

The Christmas illumination of the Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris 2010-2014

Three lighting rings encircle one tree out of two on the avenue, without touching it. The tree is respected as a living being, enhanced by the light during the Christmas period. The outside of the ring is a LED strip, giving a glow of light while the inside LED strip lights up the tree itself. Mirror discs hanging on the branches of the tree will reflect the light rays in all directions as they move freely in the wind.