A Shower of Flowers

Philippa-Craddock

Renowned florist Philippa Craddock created the Centre Dome’s highly inventive floral display. Entitled The Line of Beauty, the aerial installation taps in to the show’s geometric design theme with a shower of suspended tubes in shades of blue, each with a cluster of delicately balanced hydrangeas at one end. “Normally I work with gentle shapes and designs, so the brief for something geometric was new to me,” says Philippa. “The result looks effortless, but it was a big challenge.” The straight lines of the main installation make a contrast with ethereal clouds of gypsophila in blue vessels, dotted around the space. Philippa returned to the Design Centre to give an demonstration on how to create hand-tied bunches, to a wrapt audience – confiding at one point in her one-woman mission to bring the maligned carnation back into fashion. Start growing yours now, and get ahead of the curve…

 

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