Inge Vanluyd, Stefan Vanbergen and many residents of Hasselt, Belgium erected this tree in that city. It's made from 5,000 old ceramic plates and cups. The artists explained the tree's purpose:
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. We decorated the tree with objects which would otherwise have remained invisible.