Berlin Christmas lights
by Brut Deluxe

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This movie shows shoppers walking under and sitting beneath the Christmas lights installed above public crossings and squares in central Berlin by German studio Brut Deluxe.

Christmas Lights Berlin by Brut Deluxe

Brut Deluxe created a series of three festive light installations to hang along the shopping avenue of Kurfürstendamm.

Christmas Lights Berlin by Brut Deluxe

"Rather than typical decorations that represent Christmas through objects or symbols contemplated from the outside, we wanted to create a space that can be entered and experienced," said the design studio.

Christmas Lights Berlin by Brut Deluxe

One of the installations features five illuminated cubes hanging at different angles in the middle of a traffic crossing.

Christmas Lights Berlin by Brut Deluxe

A patterned dome comprising segments of wavy lights and spanning 7.5 metres appears to hover over Joachimstaler Platz.

Christmas Lights Berlin by Brut Deluxe

At the traffic crossing at Knesebeckstrasse, a dense collection of 50 wavy light strings are suspended vertically above pedestrians.

Christmas Lights Berlin by Brut Deluxe

The installations will be in place until 6 January. Photography and movie are by Miguel de Guzmán.

Here is some information from the designer:


Weihnachtsbeleuchtung Kurfürstendamm, Berlin 2013
christmas lights, Berlin 2013

Three light installations were realised on Kurfürstendamm: the first, a huge light dome with a diameter of 7.5m, at Joachimstaler Platz, the second consisting of five big three-dimensional light cubes at the crossing with Uhlandstrasse, and the third, an artificial landscape build of 50 light shrubs, at the crossing with Knesebeckstrasse.

What all three installations have in common is that we want to achieve an atmospheric effect with them. Rather than typical decorations that represent Christmas through objects or symbols that are contemplated from the outside, we want to create a space that can be entered and experienced.

Christmas Lights Berlin by Brut Deluxe

We imagine this artificial space in the city as a place of retreat, similar to an imaginary clearance in a forest.

Christmas Lights Berlin by Brut Deluxe

The atmosphere surrounding the spectator is produced only with light that alters its density and intensity constantly through the visitor's movement and changing perspective.

Christmas Lights Berlin by Brut Deluxe

The realised landscapes of light are inspired by images and situations recalled from our memory that we associate with Christmas and abstractly convert to light.