What do you wish for Christmas and for others at the present time?
What we probably all have in common, is the desire for a less hectic lifestyle – or even a bit of idleness and ease – when in the stillness of the darkness, a special atmosphere and spirit unfolds.
In days like these, let us delightfully light a light in the evening, enjoy its magic and make the world around us look brighter. MK Illumination wishes you the inner peace and, above all, the freedom needed to take the time to experience such moments. Merry Christmas!
Reaching the end of the year, we all almost automatically take a quiet look back. Likewise, we are now putting together a number of our most beautiful lighting projects and light displays for you. A gallery of MK Illumination activities all over the world – large and small creations our team thorougly enjoyed as they inspired their imagination and presented new challenges. Lighting designs that provided people around the globe with some happy moments throughout the day.
Finland can be bleak in the winter, and Christmas lights were until now relatively unknown in the Finnish capital until last year. So it was a great challenge to our MK team in Finland to illuminate the famous Esplanadi park, and its adjacent main streets. Inspiration and theme: the Christmas forest, and its fabled four-legged inhabitants, the reindeer. For the project a whole family of original Finnish larger-than-life reindeer were designed and fabricated in MK Illumination’s own factory. Even the lighting decorations on the streetlights and tree branches were reminiscent of the horns of these legendary Christmas animals – the entire staging a delightful combination of warm gold and brilliant white light. Little wonder that the people of Helsinki eagerly photographed its Christmas miracle and documented it well online.
Huma eleven, Vienna’s most modern shopping center at Simmering, comes alive on November 24, with the illumination of a spectacular 19.5 meter Christmas Comet crowned by what is probably Europe’s largest illuminated star, all glistening with 9,000 points of light. The center has a Christmas market, with Advent singing and childcare, and a magnificent 12-meter Christmas tree with 12,000 LEDs and 1,200 Christmas balls. The idea for the comet Christmas decoration came from huma eleven’s manager Stephan Kalteis: “We set standards in Austria in matters of design, as you can see by our huge fountain. So we also wanted to do something special with our Christmas decoration. What could be better than a dazzling comet in XXL format?” Another example of very special MK Illumination creative lighting and festive decoration!
Pictures: Moni Fellner