Belgian design company Mooz has designed a "taste tree" built using around 5,000 pieces of crockery donated by local residents. The tree reaches 9 meters in height (about 30 feet) and allows the people of Hasselt, Belgium to come together and contribute to the Christmas spirit.
The design duo at Mooz, Inge Vanluyd and Stefan Vanbergen, explain: "At home we all have odd plates and cups which just don't go with anything and as a consequence never find their way out of the cupboard. We noticed that friends and family also had 'spare' plates hanging around the house.this was enough to get us thinking about a creative destination for these everyday objects. That's how we ended up with a porcelain christmas tree in the city of Hasselt (Belgium) 'the capital of taste'. We decorated the tree with objects which would otherwise have remained invisible".