Soft Tree

ECAL x Hôtel Président Wilson, 2019 

Teacher: Nicolas Le Moigne
Assistant: Enrico Pietra 

Collaboration: Paula Chacartegui
Craftsman: Vladimir Boson
Photography: Paula Chacartegui, ECAL/Calypso Mahieu

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Inspired by the warmth of Christmas – celebrating, decorating christmas tree, building a snowman, opening presents around the tree, and sharing love. 

This project was selected by a jury among ten proposals. It highlights the values of craftsmanship and luxury, using the technique of upholstery. The tree combines a layers of fabric, foam, wood, and metal buttons to create the quilted effect.  

“For several years now, Hôtel Président Wilson has hosted the Action Innocence evening, an association founded and chaired by Ms. Valérie Wertheimer, whose goal is to ensure the safe use of the Internet for children. On this occasion, the Foundation is offering some twenty Boutiques located on Rue du Rhône in Geneva to create and offer an original Christmas tree to be auctioned for the benefit of Action Innocence.”

Technique: Tufting / Touffetage
Materials / finishing: Textile from Kvadrat and
Polished brass discs
Dimensions: Height 180cm, Base width ~110cm