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Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:26 AM

Barneys New York is an American chain of luxury department stores headquartered in New York City and like many stores in New York, has a tradition of creating fabulous window displays for the holiday shopping season.
 
For 2015, Barneys has utilized slot cars in one of a series of very creative window displays. The slot car related section has a track built by Gary Gerding, along with what looks like 3D printed jewel-encusted bodies for Lexus slot cars, as that automaker partnered with the store for this particular exhbit, which is titled "Arctic Chase."
 
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"Arctic Chase" 
 
Beginning with the idea of the penguin, the Barneys New York team partnered with Lexus to reimagine a traditional and playful winter racetrack adventure with the iconic arctic animal. Referencing ZSL London Zoo's Lubetkin Penguin Pool and childhood games, the team commissioned renowned slot car designer Gary Gerding to build a racetrack - the first translucent slot car track Gerding has ever built out of polycarbonate. As three "Chilled-Out" crystal-covered penguins race around the track atop Lexus IS, GS F, and RC Fmodel cars, which were 3D-printed and also covered in crystals, an animated film narrative created by Invisible Light Network brings the full scene together. The stylized animation, "Stay Cool," tells the story of a penguin hero racing against his opponents, set to an imaginary world of ice formations, city structures, and ski lodges. Invisible Light Network uniquely mixed traditional animation, CG, pixel, and glitch into one coherent story, which will be displayed on theatrical screens provided by Christies Digital, and is set to a custom score by composer Amnon Freidlin."
 
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One of the other 2015 Christmas displays was created in partnership with the famous glass artist Dale Chihuly.
 
Here's a short YouTube video showing the various 2015 window displays and takling about their design and development.
 

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 01:36 PM

And, if I am reading Gary's post correctly, they will be doing the same thing at Barney's Beverly Hills location.


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 03:58 PM

And here's one we saw on Oxford Street in London a few years back.  The cars were Mini's.

 

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