Downtown’s newest hotspot has added an impressive art installation, set to take centre stage at the venue. The Tree of Lights is an overgrown juniper bonsai tree that has been reimagined and imbued with light. Created by the expert team of artists and engineers at San Francisco-based Color+Light, the incredible tree stands an impressive 18 foot tall and 20 feet wide, with a base measuring 6-foot. One of only a handful of similar creations in the world, from the Burning Man to Urla, the Tree of Lights is the first of its kind in Dubai.
Pushing the boundaries of art and technology, by day, guests at URLA will see a towering yet dormant Bonsai Tree but by night, the tree comes to life. Inside its leaves are a total of over 11,000 individually addressable, full-colour LEDs. Each of its 1,000 leaves will turn a myriad of ever-swirling colours and respond to sound and rhythm. The leaves change with a million of different beats and pitch frequencies, promising a mesmerising performance to dining guests.
The tree’s lighting content is inspired by nature and the environment, providing guests with a different light show every evening that is unique to URLA.
The perfect fit for the contemporary Aegean restaurant, URLA’s Tree of Lights expertly combines nature and technology, matching the restaurant’s high-octane energy and glamour. The tree, just like the restaurant is a unique offering, that is both familiar yet unexpected. Sip cocktails beneath the glittering Burj Khalifa, watching as the swirling lights and colours of URLA’s Tree of Lights captivate and delight diners. An endlessly fascinating piece of art, the Tree of Lights will illuminate evenings, while guests feast on a fascinating blend of coastal cuisine from the shores of Spain, Greece and the North of Turkey.
The artists and engineers at Color+Light took inspiration from the Bonsai to create this one-of-a-kind piece. Symbolising harmony and peace, the bonsai is known to bring joy to friends and family when given as a gift. A symbol of peace and harmony, URLA’s Tree of Lights is sure to bring joy to all that see it.