Timber is getting a high profile shop window in London over the summer.

Prestigious department store Harvey Nichols commissioned designer Charley Whinney to decorate one of its main display windows and he came up with a steam-bent timber sculpture.

The creation, in oak and ash, is 50m long, but comprises a total of 450m of wood.

Harvey Nichols described Whinney’s work as a “one-of-kind creation that pushes this type of steam-bending process of eco-friendly green timber further than ever before”. It added that it “established him as one of the world leaders of using wood in innovative ways”.

After spending six weeks outside the London store, the sculpture will go to Harvey Nichols other outlets in Dublin, Belfast, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, leeds and Manchester.