1. Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Christmas Tree, Dubai
Designed by the late Kenzo Takada, founder of his eponymous fashion brand and the creator of Jungle Jap, Takada made sure the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira's first Christmas celebration in 2019 was a glittering one with a modernist yet glamorous take on the Christmas tree.
Taking the golden colour traditionally associated with Christmas ornaments, the designer supersized it to cover the entire tree. Trapeze-shaped volumes were stacked to evoke the tree's classic pyramid shape while their reflective surfaces mirror the beachfront surroundings of Dubai's Mandarin Oriental Jumeira hotel.