Afflecks has just unveiled another new look. The recently renovated exterior of the building has been further enhanced with a galvanised steel sculpture.
The sculpture of a tree by Manchester blacksmith David Hyde was commissioned by the Afflecks team to compliment a series of mosaics by artist Mark Kennedy that are currently being designed and will be installed over the next few months.
The sculpture comprises of over 200 steel leaves and branches stretching 17 metres across the Tib Street elevation. Tony Martin the manager of Afflecks commented “We loved the idea of a tree as it symbolises something that’s ever changing depending on seasons and we felt that the root of the tree would represent Afflecks first being established in 1982 and the tree growing represents how the business has evolved over the years”
He added “We are passionate about the Northern Quarter and contributing to the area. We hope that this latest addition to the building will add to people’s enjoyment of the unique experiencing that is shopping at Afflecks”
David Hyde said that he liked the idea of creating something slightly surreal and the idea of being able to bring the rural in to the urban.
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