Customer: AIDA Cruise ships

Taks


These ships are intended for a new type of "Club" concept world-wide cruise operation. Their design, interior layout and cruise operation is new and unique in many ways. 
Rather than a traditional theatre, the Aida ships combine the main show facility and atrium as a three deck-high glass-enclosed room called the Theatrium, which has a total floor area of 3,000m² and a substantial stage at the stern end of the lower deck.

In order to celebrate Christmas on board, we were asked to design and produce a 9 meter Christmas tree to stand in the center of this atrium in each ship.
This tree had to be removed daily before show times and be re-assembled directly after.
Due to the lack of storage space onboard, this tree must take up virtually no space when not in use.

We decided to create a light-weight, flexible, collapsible, hollow tree that would hang from a central hanging point.

Easily stored, quickly hung. No assembly required.

  • We started by creating our pattern

    We started by creating our pattern

  • Fabric was chosen that matched the interior design

    Fabric was chosen that matched the interior design

  • Dekoteile

    Decorations were sorted…

  • …and attached tot he fabric

    …and attached tot he fabric

  • Fiberglass rings give the form its shape.

    Fiberglass rings give the form its shape.

  • A crane was used to test and hang the first tree

    A crane was used to test and hang the first tree

  • Weihnachtsbäume

    In total 7 trees were produced for 7 ships