We are delighted that David Harber, the eponymous brand founded by the celebrated British artist and sculptor, has received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
David Harber has been showcasing his original and masterful creations for two decades attracting an impressive worldwide following. Over the last three years David Harber Ltd has seen outstanding growth in overseas earnings, including an increase in its proportion of overseas sales from 22.6% to 40.3%.
Founded in 1992, David Harber built its success on the creation of its most famous piece – the armillary sphere. Since then David Harber’s repertoire has quickly expanded now specializing in the design and manufacture of bespoke designs worldwide.
The company’s portfolio spans the globe from America to the Middle East with notable projects as far afield as Dubai, Bahrain and Singapore. Selling to wealthy individuals as well as to civic and corporate clients, David Harber works have been commissioned for many prestigious projects including the Al-Rawdha Palace, Bahrain, Zabeel Park, Dubai, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, France and Jeddah Airport in Saudi Arabia, amongst others.
Works by David Harber also adorn many illustrious institutions, including numerous Oxford and Cambridge colleges, Princeton University, Eton College, Stowe School and many corporate headquarters, hotels and private gardens around the world.
Synonymous with elegance and simplicity, David Harber’s designs playfully incorporate nature, reflection, light and water to create dramatic focal points in both exterior and interior settings.
David Harber has also amassed a celebrity following and has undertaken private commissions for a host of eminent clients including Dame Judi Dench and George Michael. The company prides itself on treating each commission with ardent determination, resulting in an elegant and intriguing piece of art, unique and personal to each brief.
Based in Oxfordshire, the studio employs over 25 employees including designers, engineers, craftsmen and installation experts. Drawing integrity from David’s commitment to using only the finest quality materials, his talented team practice time-honoured methods to bring his sculptural designs to life.
David Harber, founder of the eponymous brand, said of winning the Award: “We are truly honoured to receive this prestigious award. Since the inception of David Harber, our team has been committed to promoting and showcasing the excellence and quality which is synonymous with British design and craftsman