With great write-ups in Coolhunter and Dezeen, perhaps you would like a peek behind the scene of the Apptites & Emotions exhibition for The Flower Council of Holland in London during Design Week…

It took us two full days, 100 kilos of earth and a small garden of plants and cut flowers to install show last week. The plants–spotted orchids, rare roses, venus fly traps, gladiolas, black peppers, nepenthes, juncus spiralis, among many others–grew around and through the design elements (here, vintage pressed glass and contemporary glass by Laurence Brabant). Florist Ton Van Jaarsveld (here coaxing a sarracenia) was fantastic and enthusiastic…

The Venus Fly Traps and Kalanchoe thyrsiflora ‘Red Lips’ embrace an antique teak lamp base…

Stylist Graham Hollick patiently re-threaded crystals back onto the Bosch-like chandelier, which became a Garden of Earthly Delights unto itself… and even chairs became planters (as we later filled them with dirt to keep them alive… The wallpaper is the new “Sweetpea” pattern by Cole & Sons, in a provocative black..

The overall feeling was quite decadent, a bit Vanitas, quite Bosch-via-Miyazaki, yet alive and inspiring…

Josh van Gelder, the photographer of the orchid beauty images, myself and Graham enjoyed a post-installation moment of floral champagne… Cheers to curator Jane Withers and to our host, the Brompton Design District in South Kensington…



~ by lisacwhite on September 21, 2008.

One Response to “MAKING APPETITES”

  1. Mmmmmmm. Found your blog through looking for more information on this – I thought it was utterly glorious.


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