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Coat Hanger Skeletons

Award: Graphite Pencil

Graphite Pencil / Environmental Design / Retail & Services / 2009

Two gigantic dinosaur skeletons appeared across the front windows of the Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge store in September 2008. The skeletons, one of a dinosaur and the other of a prehistoric fish, were designed and created in-house by Harvey Nichols’ visual display team. These skeletal forms created a powerful sculpture that on closer inspection could be seen to have been made entirely out of wooden coat hangers. To highlight this fact, items of clothing were displayed occasionally, hung from a coat hanger 'bone'. Over 11,000 wooden coat hangers were cut, manipulated and suspended within the windows to form this structure which was in place for six weeks. Since then, this skeletal sculpture has been installed in other Harvey Nichols store windows across the UK.

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