With visual merchandising becoming more ellaborate by the minute its no wonder artists, architects
and designers are commissioned to design the next big thing. Harrods, Anthropologie and Shabby Chic are just a few that continue to wow me with their attention to detail. Although one brand that has been successfully creating windows to admire for years has been Harvey Nichols. Here I found this display, Autumn Intrusion designed by Heatherwick Studio in 1997. The installation was a single 200m long, veneered wooden element, woven through the façade and rising up the building, engaging with both the architecture and the street. Taking the team 6 months to construct, they later won the D&AD Gold Award selected from a field of 14,000 entries. It's interesting to see that such an impressive display was designed 15 years ago, sometimes the best are the old ones.
If your interested in installations and architecture check out Heatherwick Studio online,
they have some really inspirational stuff - http://www.heatherwick.com/