Lipton Illuminates the Summer with the PRATT Institute

Lipton® Iced Tea and singer and actress Katharine McPhee ushered in the summer solstice with the debut of a unique illuminated installation to provide 24-hours of light to New Yorkers. The Lipton Sun, a large, lighted orb, was created in partnership with world-renowned PRATT Institute, and pays homage to the spirit of summer.

LiptonOn June 20th, Katharine McPhee hosted the Lipton Summer TASTES Party to celebrate the inaugural lighting of the Lipton Sun. The installation remained illuminated June 21st  to extend the summer solstice celebration, inspiring consumers to feel the taste of summer.

Katharine McPhee said, “Summer is the time of year we all look forward to because longer and brighter days are perfect for fun times with friends and family. The Lipton Sun symbolizes that summer is officially here and that the possibilities are endless!”

Eric O’Toole, Assistant Professor at PRATT Institute said “We’re thrilled to have partnered with Lipton Iced Tea to bring the Lipton Sun to life in a creative way. At the heart of this partnership is a common thread – the spirit of embracing possibilities. The students at PRATT emulate this every day and we couldn’t agree more that, from a design perspective, the sun is the ultimate symbol of all the possibilities that summer has to offer.”

In addition to the Lipton Sun, which will be accessible for public viewing at New York City’s Beekman Beach Club from June 20th through June 24th,  Lipton is hosting an array of activities to further celebrate the season and encourage people everywhere to embrace summer living, including:

The Liprton “Summer Tastes Report” – Lipton is working with various celebrities and tastemakers, including entertainment host Mario Lopez and NYC mixologist Scott Fitzgerald, to publish a series of “Summer Tastes Reports” – a guide to ‘must-know’ content, including what to See, Make and Do, to inspire you to feel the taste all summer long.

Pair the illumination of summer with the new Lipton Tea & Honey and a Ready-to-Drink line of teas.

Some of the new varieties available this season include:

Lipton® Tea & Honey Blackberry Pomegranate Iced Green Tea Mix

Lipton® Tea & Honey Mango Pineapple Iced Green Tea Mix

Lipton® Tea & Honey Half & Half Berry Lemonade Decaf Iced Tea Mix

Learn more about Lipton’s Summer Plans