Modern mechanics are used to
create a classical arrangement of beloved garden flowers.
Design by Bill J. Harper, aifd fellow, aaf
traditional line-mass arrangement, combined with a pleasing
complementary color palette, are in elegant contrast to the contemporary
cube vessel and modern orbs contained within.
The marriage of classical with contemporary makes this
creation suitable as a tabletopper in a variety of settings, ranging
from urban loft to traditional country estate. Recommend it for offices
as well, where it’s an equally versatile décor accent.
Made of curly willow, the rounded structures are wedged into the glassy
cube and serve as mechanics into which the gardeny florals are arranged.
The weight of the flowers’ lengthy stems is also supported by the walls
of the vase, which results in the casual draping effect. Tucked
alongside the orbs are tufts of Viburnums and bits of permanent foliage,
which repeat the flowers’ colors and textures inside the vase.
permanent Viburnums, roses and foxgloves from Aldik;
Curly Willow Balls from Knud Nielsen Company; Square Vase from Syndicate
Secure a pair of curly willow orbs together using two
reserved permanent flower stems. Twist or loop the stems to ensure
tension between the orbs.
Nestle the orbs into the cube vase. Insert the larger one first, so
it will rest on the bottom of the vase.
Arrange the permanent flower stems into the orb armatures. Bend the
stems as needed to maintain desired flower position.
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