Giant advent calendar at the Southbank Centre

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Southbank Centre Shop in London has installed a giant Advent calendar designed by Ffion Harman, who has filled the shop's 7m window with house-shaped packing crates covered with patchworks of bright, patterned fabric.

Starting on Decmber 1st, the numbered houses will be opened one-by-one each day to reveal a special artwork or gift idea hidden inside.

"I love advent calendars, I like the way the excitement builds throughout December, so I wanted to use that excitement combined with lots of colours, prints and clean shapes to create a memorable display," said Harman.

The installation will remain in place until December 31st. Harman also designed the 2012 Christmas window of London shop and craft cafe, Drink Shop Do.

Homebuildlife subscribers can see our report on alternative Advent calendars here.