Their company Oogenlust has quickly become the Dutch reference in the field of floral decoration. After Geert Pattyn (B) and Gilles Pothier (F), the team of Stichting Kunstboek invited Marcel van Dijk to give his vision on floral interior decoration in a beautiful publication. Nature remains the inexhaustible source of nutrition for everything. But also the interior inspires. Marcel succeeds every time in creating a very defining atmosphere. The reader can endlessly enjoy the exuberant great work and learn numerous creative home ideas from this book. A delightful book that continues to inspire.
Natural Interior Design
For more than twenty-five years, Marcel and Monique van Dijk have shared the same passion: creating atmosphere with the help of plant materials.
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.
The combination of Ikebana and haiku results in a more than successful marriage. The similarity between the two arts goes far beyond their common Japanese origins. The seductive simplicity of the haiku, its sparse use of words and subtlety, its silences and deep grounds, its rhythms and seasons… These are only some of the characteristics that Haiku shares with Ikebana.