We just can't get enough flowers. Three start florists from Belgium, Germany and France took their bouquets a step further - in the direction of pure art. Porcelain, too, is currently very popular when it comes to worlds of flowers.
THE NEW FLOWER ARTISTS
THE HIGH-FASHION FLORIST
Florists are like architects. As little as we know about their minds, we know all the more about their creations. This is true with the flower arrangements by Belgium's Mark Colle. He has a particularly demanding client when it comes to style: high-fashion designer and fellow countryman Raf Simons. For his last show by Jil Sander, Colle arranged 20 different flower like fine jewelry in display windows. When Simons switched to Dior, Colle raised the bar by designing complete(ly) flowered rooms made of millions of individual blossoms reaching vertically from the ground to the ceiling for the debut show. With that, Colle should go on to the florist Olympics.
Jürgen Herold was the 2012 country winner. He had no one on his side, but was still very green. Herold won the 'German Florist Championship' as best flower maker. From his workshop in Berlin, Herold arranges bundles for weddings, show rooms and company events. His bouquets look like abstract works of art and are often more complex than a Beethoven symphony. The guests at the Semper Opera Ball loved his meter-high botanical works of art decorating the hall of mirrors.
Jeff Leatham has an exceptional feeling for aesthetics. No wonder. The British star florist worked as a model for a long time. In the meantime, he has been employed by the most sophisticated hotel in Paris, the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, as "Artistic Director". A glance at the breath-taking flowers in the lobby, by the way, is free. Leatham's other exclusive customers include Tiffany & Co., Swarovski Crystal, Dom Perignon, Madonna and even the Dalai Lama.
From star florist to star chef: Flowers are no longer indispensable just in a vase. They're also appearing on fabulous culinary creations and, of course, on porcelain as well. Villeroy & Boch has been committed to delicate flower patterns for tableware since its beginning. But only recently have the floral patterns expanded: with Rose Cottage and the Floreana. These new additions are oriented to the latest international trends in interior design.
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REFRESHING COLOR BURST
The playful, monochromatic Floreana design stylishly carries the timeless delicacy of watercolor drawings to today's fresh contemporary tones. Bright colors always work. The new interpretation of classic floral patterns from the Villeroy & Boch collections fits perfectly with a modern heritage style. It's an absolute must-have for youthful living culture where shabby chic is combined with sleek modern design. If you'd rather not have it too colorful, it can be combined with the pure white collection For Me.
The new Rose Cottage collection is reminiscent of a refined afternoon tea and delicate pink roses climbing up a brick house in Cornwall. The delicate illustrations appeal so clearly to this yearning for country living that is so popular at the moment. But because of its clean lines, Rose Cottage also fits very well with any urban life style. Such as, the votive, tiered server or sugar bowl which are already packaged as pretty gifts ready for giving.