How does this sound – a kiss to light up an entire Christmas tree! This remarkable interactive installation designed by Paul Cocksedge Studio has been aptly named the Kiss. The Kiss gets activated when two people hold the mistletoe under the tree and kiss – the electricity of their touch then lights up 50,000 red and white LED lights around a 50 ft Christmas tree. While celebrity kisses might be the norm elsewhere at London’s Covent Garden, the kiss from common people will set off the lights.
But there’s more to this human touch – it’s also to raise money for a noble cause – the pixel sign marks up the number of kisses and raises money for The Prince’s Trust charity.
However for Cocksedge studio, this isnt the first time that they enlivened the Christmas spirit with a ‘kiss’. The idea was implemented at the Milan Light Exhibition Design 09, located in the historic and magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – each kiss lighting up an entire canopy of LED lights in varying colours.
Cocksedge’s designs have enthralled audiences since 2006, when he created an exotic fruit bowl out of old unused records!