Christmas tree at The Connaught 2023 by Dame Rachel Whiteread - 31 feet tall featuring 102 circular neon white loops

The Connaught Christmas tree 2023

The legendary Connaught Christmas Tree 2023 has been unveiled outside The Connaught, and this year has been designed by influential British artist and sculptor Dame Rachel Whiteread.

The magnificent British sourced Premier Nordmann tree, stands 31ft tall on Carlos Place and is bedecked with 102 circular neon white hoops, illuminating the streets of Mayfair. Whiteread has incorporated circles of light into this year’s design, encouraging Londoners to celebrate a feeling of togetherness and circles of positive brightness throughout the festive season. She regularly uses circular motive in her artistic practice and this tree is no exception, highlighting a symbol of hope this Christmas.

I love the tradition of Christmas trees, whether at home with our chaotic scramble of worn-out ornaments and lights or the beautiful trees put in public spaces. I chose to use circles of light – a motif that I have used before. I love the simplicity of the idea, the light illuminating the beautiful Premier Nordmann tree. Creating a simple and ornamental tree that will light up the Mayfair neighbourhood.

Rachel Whiteread

The Connaught Christmas Tree 2023 by Dame Rachel Whiteread will shine bright and illuminate Carlos Place until the first week of January 2024.

The Connaught christmas tree in 2022 designed by Suzy Murphy

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