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HERMÉS SILVER FOREST

Designers: DSDHA and Rebecca Cocks
Client: Hermés

A Christmas installation inside and outside the Hermés store on New Bond Street, London.

8m tall birch trees were sand cast in aluminium and erected on the pavement around the building. The building is listed and Structure Workshop was asked to conceive a method of securing the trees to the building without drilling into the façade.

Our solution used rubber footed props jacked between the sill and lintel of the first floor windows. The problem of expansion and contraction of the props due to temperature changes led to an engineered spring being incorporated. This ensured that a consistent compression (and friction) was maintained.