Powered by Nature’, a unique foral installation for two Nicholas Kirkwood Pop-Up stores in London. Take in the ikebana-style floral arrangements hand-painted with geometric patterning as you browse the collection.
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To celebrate the launch of his Spring / Summer 2019 collection, Nicholas Kirkwood has created a bespoke installation, Powered by nature, for Harrods and Selfridges, which launched in April and May 2019 respectively.
Created in collaboration with Sophie Parker of Brooklyn botanical studio WIFE, specialising in plant-based artworks, the space is inspired by the juxtaposition between manmade technology and natural beauty — in keeping with the technological dystopia theme of the Spring/Summer 2019 show.
An intricately woven display of flowers collides with monitors and exposed wires to create a piece of sense machinery being powered by plants. Set on a concrete stand, the ikebana style floral arrangements emerge from the centre of the installation, where a screen displaying pixelated images, coding, data moshing and digital interlacing is surrounded by black cables and risers with digital screens.
The installation is taking both a sculptural and minimal approach to floral design – each arrangement has a geometric composition and monochromatic theme of its own. A colour palette of blacks, purples and deep greens contrast with pops of bright white, celadon green and indigo.
The installations are live in the Harrods Knightsbridge flagship from until 31st May 2019, and in the Selfridges Oxford Street flagship until 5th May 2019.