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The Quince Tree


A New Leaf

It is always difficult to predict which part of a brief will provide the creative spark for a David Harber design. In the case of The Quince Tree, a light and airy restaurant, café and farm shop in the Chiltern Hills, not far from London, it was their logo.

Once that had fired David's imagination, a project that had started as a water wall took off in an entirely new direction as a custom sculpture.

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Custom restaurant sculpture. Contemporary wall art

The challenge was to fill a large, double-height wall in the café with a visually arresting sculptural feature. We based the installation on a huge circular mirror - one of the largest it is possible to build from a single piece of glass.

In front of the mirror are the 160 individual – seemingly floating – leaves that make up the Quince Tree logo, each fashioned in bronze with a verdigris finish on the front and 23¾-carat gold leaf on the reverse. The effect is a constantly changing kaleidoscope of green and gold that brings the identity of the Quince Tree restaurant to life in a unique and unforgettable way.

Designs for custom sculpture for the Quince Tree restaurant, Stonor



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