As of last night and electric Christmas Tree has been put up at the Filling Station on Regents canal, just down from all the new development at Kings Cross.
Vauxhall Motors and The King’s Cross Filling Station (KXFS) have commissioned one of London’s Gary Card, a set designer and illustrator to create an Electric Christmas tree that will light up Regents Canal as part of the Vauxhall Ampera Season.
Gary took inspiration from the Vauxhall Ampera and created a giant, Electric Christmas tree that will become a nightly spectacle throughout the festive period along the canal. The sleek Christmas tree will reveal a gleaming engine-like structure within.
Gary Card’s sets and installations have appeared in the windows of Dover Street Market both in London and Tokyo, Liberty, Topshop and Uniqlo, while his work has appeared in publications such as Vice, POP, Garage, Another Man, Dazed & Confused, V Man and i-D Magazine.
“When Vauxhall approached me to design a Christmas tree, my immediate response was create something mechanical. I really wanted to create a Christmas tree I’d never seen before. I loved the idea of applying the almost alien cybernetic design of the Ampera engine, to the warm, familiar silhouette of the Christmas tree. The overall design is inspired by the angles of the Ampera with a little nod to the robot iconography I loved as a child. I wanted to celebrate the fact that the Ampera is an electric car by having an electrical mechanism powering the Christmas tree. The tree also has a transforming element that I can’t wait to reveal to everyone.” says Gary Card
The Christmas Tree will be up from now until the 6th January, The King’s Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, N1C 4UR