A legendary meeting place for more than 250 years, the Hotel d’Angleterre in Copenhagen opened its doors for the first time in 1755, and has since been regarded as an institution of exclusivity and the ultimate in luxury for guests from all over the world. For many years, the annual Christmas decoration on the facade of this noble hotel has been an object of public interest, and its unveiling celebrated as a festival. On November 21 last year, 15,000 visitors joined in the countdown to the ‘big reveal’ – this time, King Frost at dinner with his followers was there to be admired. MK Illumination had the honour of decorating and lighting this festive scene on the roof facade of the d’Angleterre, with shining icicles made from special fibreglass.
What was once the princely stables of the baroque castle of Ludwigsburg is now the Marstall Centre. Built on the former historical foundations and thanks to its masterful architectural language, the centre has a new identity as a luxury shopping centre.
MK Illumination’s festive Christmas lighting not only brought a brilliant touch to the tasteful interior design during the last Christmas season; it also endowed the centre with an additional facet – an invitation to its visitors to dream in an atmosphere of history and Christmas decoration.
Exclusive motifs from the baroque past reawakened a feeling of times gone by, and the royal lily blossomed both inside and outside on all levels of the Marstall Centre. This and other highlights of the MK design concept advanced the Ludwigsburg landmark to the ranks of a hugely popular focal point for selfies, photographs, and other souvenirs.
Year after year, a special initiative gives the popular ‘Rävala Park’ in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, the most atmospheric Christmas sparkle. The city’s businesses are invited to decorate a tree in the Park at their own expense, or rather to implement MK Illuminations’ creative ideas for attractive Christmas lights throughout. After a festively decorated opening ceremony led by the mayor, ‘Rävala’ was once again Advent’s ever-popular excursion destination. Steadily, new companies, along with their decorated trees are being added, and in this way, Tallinn’s pleasure park grows as an ever brighter shining symbol of a beautiful community initiative.
With more than 130,000 points of light in Innsbruck’s shopping hotspot, MK Illumination transformed the premiere shopping address in its own hometown into a truly magical sea of lights. A giant golden deer sparkling next to a brilliant white Christmas tree was a tribute to the beauty of Tyrolean nature, and ensured rapturous arrivals at DEZ. Traditional shapes and colors inspired the decoration of the interior. Warm, appealing, and entirely on-trend, knitted fabric dressed the red and white Arundo reeds that covered the String Lites, which sparkled with 28 giant Christmas Balls suspended from the ceiling. The golden light balls on the ground were not only pleasing to the eye of visitors, but also served as comfortable seating amongst all the pre-Christmas coziness.
In 2015, #Stockholmsjul launched a new kind of Christmas market for Sweden – traditional, yet with a fresh, modern touch. On Sergels Torg, the square in the very heart of the city, MK Illumination and our partners built a mini shopping centre consisting of elegant glass pavilions. Both established city retailers and customary Christmas vendors were represented, presenting great gift opportunities for Stockholm residents and tourists alike.