Brand Snapshot | The Twinkle of Christmas at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour
Miranda Hart, ‘Queen of comedy’, bestselling author and screenwriter, switched on the Christmas lights at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour in London.
Warmly welcomed by the biggest crowd to date, she brought seasonal good cheer to the evening by illuminating the glass domes in the world’s premier design centre. Now in its eighth year, the event is a much-anticipated annual tradition bringing together top designers and high-profile style-setters. ‘I’ve never switched on Christmas lights before – this is what I call ‘such fun’,’ said Miranda Hart at the event. ‘It’s all snowy and beautiful – it says Christmas’.
Imaginatively conceived and beautifully realised, every element of the evening was designed to evoke a winter forest with guests stepping through an over-sized wardrobe, into the magical world of Narnia. The result was a triumph – a rich, visual experience that was spectacular and sweeping, while retaining a sense of wonder and enchantment.
Guests were greeted by Christmas fir trees dusted with powdery snow and the iconic street lamp. Overhead 6,500 snowballs, cascading through the centre dome and illuminated by glitterballs and projections, conjured up a dream-like snow flurry. From the well-loved Chronicles of Narnia characters including fauns mingled amongst the designer crowd, while mirrored men, snowflakes and a ‘living snow globe’ added sparkle and iridescence. A sleigh fit for a Snow Queen filled with sumptuous throws and cushions added to the mesmerising atmosphere.
Visitors can view the Twinkle of Christmas installation until 22 December 2017, ENTRY IS FREE.
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