We continue our artistic collaboration with Rakes Progress Magazine with another series of floral installations at our Mayfair Townhouse in London, celebrating “Summer in the City”.
The four new installations put the spotlight on British flowers, highlighting the best of British floristry through a collective of leading floral artists in the UK.
Raph Verrion, Pyrus Botanicals, Kitten Grayson Flowers and Fiona Haser Bizony of Electric Daisy Flower Farm were selected by Rakes Progress as artists who put sustainable practises and British flowers at the heart of their work and whose installations will showcase the rise of the homegrown flower industry.
Each individual piece is a reflection of the artists’ style, using flowers they’ve grown or picked themselves. Raph Verrion and Pyrus joined forced to make a contemporary installation inspired by Ikebana – the Japanese art of flower arranging – realising their conceptual take on a British flower meadow and sculptural land-formations. Their flowers were cut from a farm in Oxfordshire.
Electric Daisy Flower Farm pride themselves on ethical harvests, growing flowers using sustainable, chemical-free practices. Fiona used an array of colourful, multi-sensory blooms from her farm to bring the British countryside into 8 Carlos Place.
The enchanting window installation by Kitten Grayson Flowers is imagined in dried and cut flower formations. The London-based studio marries the art of flower arranging with sustainability, and have designed the iconic London Gate entrance to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Rakes Progress comment: “This is all about British flowers and British florists. Each artist has created installations using the flowers they’ve grown and picked. We wanted to highlight the fact that British flowers are sustainable and there’s a huge movement towards British flowers, moving away from Dutch-cut flowers and working in floristry in a more sustainable way.”
Roland Mouret, 8 Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1K 3AS.