About David Harber
David Harber Ltd seeks to design and make original and covetable sculptures, sundials and water features that will enchant and endure, whilst responding to its customers’ individual needs and environments. Known worldwide for making contemporary and classical artworks from his Oxfordshire studio – and a two-time recipient of the Queen’s Award for International Trade – David Harber’s designs playfully incorporate nature, reflection, light and water to create dramatic focal points in both exterior and interior settings. His work can be found in private gardens and public spaces.
For over two decades, David has designed and produced unique artworks that continuously surprise and delight – many of which are on display during RHS Chelsea’s 2021 Flower Show, including new designs such as Sentinel, Orbis and Turbine. These stand amongst popular David Harber classics, such as the Torus, Hydra, Steel Breeze, Armillary Sphere, Quiver, Geminus and the Sky Mirror Chalice.
David Harber comments: “Each and every garden has its own character and identity. A creative and artistic vision from the outset, with all elements working in harmony, is essentially the building blocks of a garden with personality. Naturally the plants – with their colours, form and seasonal characters – are the palette and story of the garden.
Embellishing the garden with additional decoration creates an interesting juxtaposition between evolving nature and an aesthetic frozen in time. Selecting and positioning ‘art’ in the garden can be highly formal and structured, or on a whim; either way, the piece must have a relationship to its environment, which is where we like to think our designs come in.”