World famous department store, Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, London has been transformed by a strange wooden sculpture.
‘Spirit of the Forest’ has been created by designer and wood-bender Charlie Whinney .
The giant 50-metre long steam-bent Oak and Ash sculpture, incorporates real branches, roots and a tree-stump. The sculpture totals over 450 metres of unique steam-bent wood, which twist, curve, and coil their way through the whole length of the store including over the main entrance, in a bizarre series of surreal scenes.
A ‘CurlyShade’ from Charlie’s range can be found hidden in the middle of the scene, while mannequins flaunt hair and headdresses made from steam-bent wooden coils.
The scheme was based on an original concept by Charlie Whinney, and developed by the Harvey Nichols in-house design team.
Following its six weeks in London, the sculpture will tour the other Harvey Nichols stores throughout the UK over the next year, and also visit their store in Dublin – Bristol, Dublin, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester.