Modern Christmas Trees™ will unveil its line of patented collapsible trees to the design community at America’s Largest Design Event
Dwell on Design Celebrates its 10th Year May 29-31, 2015 in Los Angeles
Modern Christmas Trees will unveil the next generation of sustainable artificial trees at BOOTH #855. The innovative trees are made of concentric, lightweight acrylic rings. Each tree comes with an LED light, rotating mirror ball, ornament options, and installation kit. The sum of these elements cast light and shadows into walls and ceilings making this tree a true piece of modern art.
The tree was originally invented by engineer and designer Lawrence “Bud” Stoecker in the mid-1960’s. The tree and this Stoecker family tradition are carried on by Bud’s grandson Matt Bliss who patented the design in 2012. Stoecker suffered from Alzheimer’s and sadly passed away a week before the patent was issued. Weeks later members of the Stoecker family celebrated his life at an exhibition of his trees at the original Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim California. The exhibit continues to be a part of Disney’s annual holiday festivities.
Bliss makes the trees available through www.ModernChristmasTrees.com donating a portion of the proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association in his Grandpa’s name.