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Having won the “Best in Show Trade Stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2016 and being awarded the Queen’s Award for International Business, Cadtek customer David Harber is a team at the top of its game.

Turning sketches and concepts into award winning sculptures

Founder David Harber and his talented team of designers and craftsmen use mastered traditional techniques as well as the latest SolidWorks 3D CAD to combine art and science creating beautiful bespoke sundials, sculptures and water features. Competing at RHS Chelsea for over five years and returning with winners medals each time is no small feet. This years effort was a display of natural and hand crafted art with sculptures such as the Filium, Torus and Chalice Fire Tables (pictured below) all set in the colourful surroundings of a traditional English country garden.

David Harber sculptures are bespoke and often involve organic shapes. Using these hand crafted skills and the latest SolidWorks 3D CAD, David Harber are able to create complex and engaging one-off pieces to suite any setting. From Jesus College Oxford, private commissions for Dame Judi Dench, to a recent centrepiece for King Abdullah international airport, Jeddah. You can find David Harber pieces right across the world, and so it is no surprise the company have won this year’s Queen’s Award for International Trade.

Project Pendulum – From Oxford to Jeddah

Invited in 2014 to submit sculptural artworks for consideration for the centrepiece of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia, David Harber and his team found this an opportunity not to be be missed.

 

The brief was to create a sculpture that embodied a story and related to the notion of space and time. Inspired by the astronomer Ibn Yunus, David Harber have created an impressive 2.4 metre pendulum which is both functional as well as beautiful. Designed in SolidWorks with two mechanisms, one to enable it to swing accurately from side to side and another to control its rotational transit. The swing in turn is synchronised with the timing mechanism that progressively illuminates the dial beneath marking each five minute increment of the 24 hour cycle.

Now finished, The Pendulum has been shipped and is awaiting installation in Jeddah.

To see more of David Harber’s work or to download a brochure, you can visit their website here. If you would like to discuss how SolidWorks can help you and your business or to arrange a bespoke demonstration, please call us on 01663 741 405 or fill a contact us form. Fancy seeing what you can create? Why not try a free trial for up to 30 days with full support from our technical support team. Simply follow the link below.

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