By THE NATION
Christoph Bullen, parent company Siam Piwat’s head of visual communication and design, took as his inspiration the Northern Lights, recreating the Aurora Borealis’ nightly dances across the sky in glimmering navy blue, green and violet.
The art installations across OneSiam assume marvellous crystalline shapes and glitter like an Arctic glacier, with Santa’s elves along for the ride.
Each of the three malls has a Christmas tree that suits its character. At Siam Paragon is a 15-metre-tall Crystal Tree radiating colourful light to illuminate the Crystal Walk out front, with its own tunnel of lights.
The tree at Siam Center is a construction of triangular prisms forming the shape of a pyramid. It was inspired by the kinetic, futuristic installations of Pantone, whose works are currently on display at the mall. There’s also an Elf Forest and Elf Village.
Siam Discovery has the Circular Living Recycled Christmas Tree to promote environmental conscientiousness. It’s made of reused materials, including thousands of CD cases, and stands 10 metres high. Visitors are welcome to decorate it with their own recyclable materials.
From December 24 to 31, performers from Europe will be entertaining shoppers.
Theatre Tol from Belgium combines popular seasonal tales with bicycle stunts. The Romantic Carillion from Italy works magic on the piano as ballerinas dance. And Teatro Pavana from the Netherlands, its members clad in red silk, will present “Danzanti”, elegant yet rapid dance moves to upbeat music.
Singers Popetorn Soonthornyanakij, Jetrin Wattanasin and Burin Boonvisut will be at Park Paragon on December 31 to lead the New Year countdown.