Manabu Hashiguchi’s designs are so naturally and flawlessly elegant that it seems as if no artist is involved at all, but the wreaths were created by nature by chance. In Hashiguchi’s charming designs, the humble materials are given every opportunity to shine and tell their story. Discover this formidable and intriguing collection of seasonal wreaths that balance on the thin line between classic floral art and land art.
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.
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.
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.