Jewellery designer Annoushka Ducas MBE and sculptor David Harber, created Sycamore – David Harber's very first collaborative sculpture – for this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Available as a limited edition of only 12, Sycamore has been created in stainless steel and painted a rich, metallic champagne gold to reflect the gold used in Annoushka's fine jewellery.
Sycamore is priced at £40,200 including VAT.
From the base, the piece extends elegantly upwards by multiple curved flutes, each intricately cut with an abstract organic pattern that mimics the structure of a sycamore leaf. The effect is a mesmerising array of shadows that transform with the angle of the sun or the rotation of the sculpture.
Like all pieces in Harber’s portfolio, Sycamore is lovingly crafted at Harber’s rural workshop in Oxfordshire by a skilled team of engineers. Painstaking attention to detail goes into each and every design, and every sculpture that leaves the workshop is individually hand-finished.
A kinetic design which stands 1.75m high, Sycamore is also a seat, providing somewhere to rest and immerse oneself in the landscape.
Playfully rotating on an axis like a falling Sycamore seed through the wind, the movement highlights the contrasting polished and textured surfaces of the piece.
Over the years I’ve reimagined everything from bugs and beetles to conkers and seeds in my jewellery designs – so to scale something up
to nearly 6ft has been eye-opening! David has done a wonderful job of retaining all the precious intricacies in the finished piece, with the added complexity of making the piece rotate.
I can’t wait to sit on it and have a spin!