Botanical Metamorphosis is Hideyuki Niwa’s second book and focuses on the design process that brings out special features of plants and flowers that would otherwise go unnoticed. This process of ‘botanical metamorphosis’ developed over time. Hideyuki Niwa tries to capture the expression in flower heads, the movement of leaves, the heart beating in the stems and the will of branches… but in order to bring out these characteristics it is necessary to ‘dismantle’ the original shapes, ‘reconstruct’ them and awaken their new beauty. As always Niwa’s execution of the design and the placement of materials is flawless, bordering on perfection.
Japanese Hideyuki Niwa grew up surrounded by flowers. Familiar from an early age with their qualities, vulnerabilities and potential, a career as a floral designer was a logical next step. At the age of 20, he graduated from Tokyo’s Flower College, which immediately opened doors at Kamon Flower Gate Co Ltd; a rich and fertile working environment where his talent only sharpened.
With nature as its starting point, team Oogenlust has been striving for 35 years to create exciting floral combinations and surprising interior designs. The entire spectrum of emotions is skilfully translated into atmospheric designs that stimulate the senses and make special moments and events unforgettable.
U houdt van bloemen en wordt helemaal gelukkig van een mooie bos in huis? Wie niet! Met behulp van dit handige boek en de vakkundige uitleg van floriste Gudrun Cottenier maakt u uw boeket voortaan helemaal zelf. Bovendien bewijst dit boek dat dit helemaal geen fortuin hoeft te kosten.
For Japanese floral artist Manabu Hashiguchi, the wreath is not only the favourite form of expression, but also the most expressive. Its symbolism is universal. Without beginning or end, the wreath stands for eternity and the endless process of renewal in nature.
Jouni Seppänen is internationally known as a master florist. After his first book Innovations, Jouni Seppänen introduces himself in his new publication Flower Stories as a designer with a great interest in beautiful women, jewellery, hair design, haute couture and Finnish history.