We have worked with Grace for a number of years now (since 2006) and know that she wanted to have designers approach design differently by thinking outside the box. To approach a table like this with sculptures and succulents was still a risk.
Now about what we did: Essentially our biggest focal points were our wood structures. We mounted them on metal rods to give the effect that the sculptures were to be admired as if they should be viewed as an exhibit at a museum. The crustacean looking pieces on the sculptures are actually bleached mushrooms. They are a design element that we are using regularly now in a number of our floral designs to give an unexpected texture. We also used oversized air plants to create focal points at the bases of our sculptures, followed by succulents, oyster shells and white beans.
This design was not 100% sustainable as we did use some Ecuadorian and garden roses but for a Grace Ormonde shoot we did a pretty good job at being sustainable. Finally we used Plexiglass pedestals and even a Plexiglas table. Again this enhanced the museum vibe and kept the design ultra clean.
Also working with a fabulous venue and fabulous people enabled this shoot to be a success. Terra Gallery, SF hosted us and was perfect space that boasts an art gallery and event space in one. Catherine Hall Photography was professional and did a great job capturing the essence of the design.
In the end we were happy with our little creations. I think Grace was happy too because she picked it up. Thank you Grace for doing that and supporting us as designers.
FLORAL DESIGN | ASIEL DESIGN
PHOTOGRAPHY | catherine hall
VENUE | terra gallery, sf