Celebrated British brands team up as part of the FreeForm exhibition
7-11th June, Chatsworth House

Award-winning artist and sculptor, David Harber, will collaborate with outdoor furniture brand, Gaze Burvill, to unveil a striking 14-metre installation as part of the FreeForm exhibition at the RHS’s inaugural Flower Show at Chatsworth House.

Titled ‘Curves and Cube’, the imaginative installation is set to explore man’s impact upon nature. It will highlight the juxtaposition of rigid man-made elements, with the organic beauty of Chatworth House’s setting.

Representing the impact of man, David Harber’s imposing ‘Cube’ is made up of airy, skinned steel frames with a rusted finish. Allowing a play of light to fall over the observer, a filigree of organic patterns mimic foliage and contrast with the sculpture’s engineered, resolute form. Each side of the Cube weighs approximately 400kg (880lb, 63 stone or 5 average men), making the installation one of the largest on display at the exhibition.

On taking part in the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, David Harber says

“I am delighted to be working with my dear friend Simon Burvill and for our idea to have been selected to be included in FreeForm.” He continues, “The Cube was inspired by the interplay of leaves and sky as seen through a tree canopy. I wanted to create an installation that provides a sanctuary with a defiant form, which mimics the formal architectural lines of Chatsworth.”


Creating the ‘Curves’ and representing the natural world, Gaze Burvill‘s meandering oak bench is representative of the River Derwent, which envelopes Chatsworth’s Gardens. The fluid bench is designed to intertwine and juxtapose with The Cube’s stark facade and defiant architecture.

“Gaze Burvill is delighted to show its bespoke design and manufacturing ability at the inaugural Chatsworth Flower Show, alongside David Harber. Using sustainably sourced European Oak, we are set to showcase the lifecycle of our wooden furniture with a set of curved benches in four uniquely finished sections: natural, fumed, weathered and scorched. Designed to mimic the bend of the River Derwent, which weaves throughout the Chatsworth Estate, the benches perfectly complement and contrast the sharp, angular nature of David Harber's Cube.”