Deco’s artist, Susan Webber, spent approximately 186 hours at our Evesham based showroom and headquarters painting and lacquering Deco, whose design showcases shapes and colours from our geometric Kaleidoscope collection. Concealed behind a screen, Deco’s design was hidden from the public eye and kept a well-guarded secret until the herd was released into Worcester city centre.
The hotly anticipated trail featuring a rainbow of giant giraffes has now been launched and has seen a total of 57 individually designed sculptures on show through the city’s streets and open spaces, forming a trail approximately six miles in length.
There are also 26 smaller calf sculptures which have been decorated by schools and community groups on show in the city’s Crowngate Shopping Centre.
The trail is raising funds for the hospice’s Build 2020 Appeal to create a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire.
After the trail finishes on Sunday 16 September, there will be a ‘Farewell Event’ at Worcester Cathedral where each large sculpture will be auctioned to raise further funds for the appeal.
John Bawden, Chairman of Governors at St Richard’s, said: “We are tremendously excited to bring these fantastic giraffes to our city and can’t wait to see everyone enjoying the trail this summer. We hope our event will not only inspire civic pride – but also give people a great excuse to get out and get active, exploring the city while helping raise money for our Build 2020 Appeal.”
Paul Barratt, managing director at Karndean Designflooring, commented: “It is such a privilege to be involved in a project that brings communities together for a worthy cause. All the giraffes, big and small, showcase immense artistic talent and we are incredibly grateful to Susan and impressed with the work that she has delivered for our sponsored sculpture, Deco. This project deserves the positive recognition it has received and there’s no doubt it will be a huge success. We recommend everyone grabs a safari map and starts exploring the city!”