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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

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

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Part of our feature on four retail environments with dazzling art installations. Originally published in Issue 4 2016 as All that Glitters: Mystical Forest.


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