Interactive installation for RHS Chatsworth

Award-winning artist, David Harber, will unveil a striking sculpture, in partnership with Gaze Burvill, as part of the FreeForm exhibition at the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (7th to 11th June 2017).

Titled ‘Curves and Cube‘ the piece will explore man’s impact upon nature and will play with the juxtaposition of the rigid form and the meandering organic.

The installation will contrast with the formality of Chatsworth House and the vast expanse of natural beauty it resides in. Curves and Cube is a representation of the formal and informal working in harmony.

The Cube element is resolute, monolithic and defiant, standing as a tribute to the edifice of Chatsworth House itself, while its scale and purpose is inspired by the temples, follies and summer houses of the great estates. The cube will be made from oxidized steel, the geometric, fragmented shape is detailed with a filigree of organic patterns that mimic foliage in an engineered, resolute form.

The ‘curves’ aspect of the installation will be demonstrated by a meandering oak bench, representative of the River Derwent, which dominates Chatsworth’s gardens. The fluid bench, designed by Gaze Burvill, intertwines with The Cube’s stark façade and defiant architecture.

The installation will see outdoor furniture and sculpture weave in harmony. Gaze Burvill, are best known for their iconic range of traditional British outdoor furniture. Among their core values inherent in all pieces and collections is the attention to comfort, sustainability and design.

David Harber is one of the UK’s most renowned sculptors and a regular contributor at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where in 2016 he won Best Trade Stand for his exhibit displayed in a garden designed by Nic Howard.

Feel sure this will be an innovative and exciting Freeform installation for RHS Chatsworth and look forward to seeing it.

Garden illustration©David Harber