Paris-based designer Damir Doma has been charged with crafting a temporary window display for London’s Dover Street Market for Spring/Summer 2012. The result: a giant stalactite formation made from wood burned by hand, a process you can watch in the video above. “The expansive street-level window display of Dover Street Market will host this impressive structure, which expresses both a living mineral and architectural gesture in this cosmopolitan retail and exhibition space [where] mannequins wearing pale linen and bright golden garments by Damir Doma will be positioned to contrast and complement the flowing lines of the blackened wood forms.”

There’s also a limited edition of 10 clutches made from—WTF?—rare hippopotamus skin tied to the project that will be available exclusively at Dover Street Market.

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