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At Saks, A Mystical Metal Forest

A shimmering structure builds intrigue by hinting at the beauty beyond

By Eric Mutrie
Photography by Ben Rahn

Part of our feature on four retail environments with dazzling art installations.

If the Garden of Eden had a fence, it might look something like the room divider at Saks Fifth Avenue’s downtown location. Unitfive Design – whose gold-plated, wireframe stag-head sculpture and chandeliers are on offer at Avenue Road – hand-forged the rose brass-plated screens to serve as a semi-transparent enclosure for the store’s designer womenswear department. Composed of 49 super-slim, tree-like components that stretch from floor to ceiling, the structure is over 27 metres wide.

176 Yonge St  416 507 3100  Mon-Fri 10-9:30, Sat 9:30-9:30, Sun 10-7


Originally published in Issue 4 2016 as All that Glitters: Mystical Forest.

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