The city of Kassel offers a whole range of historic monuments and locations, and is especially famous because of the brothers Grimm, who spent a good thirty years of their lives in the city during their “most active and possibly most fruitful times of their working lives”. It was during this time that many of their famous fairytales were created. For Christmas decorations for the shopping centre Dez Kassel, MK Illumination went straight to these fairytales for inspiration, and from the stories’ characters created discrete motifs for Christmas balls and individually printed banderols. The traditional green garlands and trees with elegant Christmas balls in Bordeaux, opal red and gold added a magic touch to the festive atmosphere. And between classic and modern, the Light Chair added very special charm and was especially popular for selfies.
A premiere in Hungary – for the first time a whole street was decorated with monumental, as well as elaborate, filigree light motifs for an ongoing Christmas installation.
The ‘fashion street’ of Budapest shone in the Advent period with oversized, 2.50m high heeled shoes, umbrellas, handbags, packages and cocktail dresses that decorated the way to a 10m high tree of brilliant Crystal String Lites. Countless visitors (and Hungarian Television viewers!) were charmed by the new Christmas look, and Deak Ferenc Street was named the most atmospheric place of the Advent season.
While we frolic in the summer sun, all the wires for the festive decorative lighting glow with winter Christmas sparkle in our factory in Presov, Slovakia.
Our staff manufactures by hand and with great care more than 30,000 light motifs in various designs and sizes. They are already shipped across the globe in September so that people can enjoy our MK Illumination light creations just in time for the first snow.
Every year, MK Illumination, along with its regional partners, make a creative trip around the Tyrolean hostelries to bring the festive Christmas atmosphere into each large and small concern that wants to create an Austrian hospitality experience for all the senses.
From the Zillertal to Serfaus and from Kitzbühel to Obergurgl, entrances, driveways, facades, roof gables and winter gardens are decorated with fairy lights and custom-made light motifs – from modern to traditional – that are individually tailored to suit the hotel’s own ambience.
The strategy of Jernhusen, Stockholm’s Central Station, is to present a grand entrance to the city. And since Stockholm has become the Nordic Christmas capital attracting many visitors, it was quite natural to ensure that the experience began at the station. MK Illumination’s concept celebrated the unique, historical building. The 18m high vaulted ceilings were accentuated by classical garlands with warm white light points, creating a calm Christmas spirit in a bustling, busy environment.