With the photography project ‘In pelle’ (‘on the skin’), photographer Bart Van Leuven and floral artist Rita Gijbels enter a new but fascinating territory: the human body as a landscape in which things happen. Sometimes the body becomes an almost abstract form in which the artists intervene with floral and vegetal matter. At other times, the focus is on body parts that are taken out of their familiar context and brought into a new and surprising coherence.
In the past ten years, Swedish floral designer Per Benjamin has developed his own colour theory for florists. The World of Colour according to Per Benjamin is an educational, entertaining and inspirational book in which Per Benjamin explains his colour theory in detail, both in theory and in practice. The photographs are a mix of studio work, outdoor arrangements and impressive pieces created for the decoration of events such as the Nobel Prize presentation. Taken together, they are the perfect illustration of the inexhaustible possibilities with colour and provide the florist with a perfect guide to easily put together a harmonious palette.
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.
Floral masterpieces in Paris, created by top florist Gilles Pothier! Gilles Pothier is without doubt the only French florist who is world-famous. He gives demonstrations in all corners of the world. Often, the most beautiful interiors of Paris form the backdrop for his majestic floral compositions.
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.