At the second day the designers have to make two assignments. The first is a table arrangement, named 'Green Tea for Two'. On a round table they have to create their masterpiece in two hours time, taking into account that the maximum height is two meters. The second preliminary event is a bridal bouquet with no size restrictions, but obviously the 'Oriental Pearl Bride' must still be able to carry the designers creation.
Green Tea for Two
I got the idea of my table when I travelled to Reunion Island, climbing the volcano I was thrilled by a landscape of bushes with white/grey roots and shiny green.
I would be pleased to have Muriel le Couls at my table, she is a very gifted florist. She wrote the book 'Structures' with me and she offered me precious help for my preperation and she can't come to Shanghai!
I chose to work with 2 colours for this item. Grey and green which I enhanced with various materials, tonalities and fillings.
This item is a tree for life. I think of it as an imaginary tree, peaceful and quite.
For me, pearl is precious, natural, simple and considerably uncomplicated. I chose to work this bouquet in the shining colours that pearls can reflect. The bouquet is a nest where its uniqueness is clearly displayed.
I found a new technique from one of my assistants named Clement in order to make the structure translucent and precious. We started off with very simple materials.
Gil: "My choice of materials was driven mostly by the size of the flowers. This is a jewelry bouquet, hence I chose light, milky and sparkly colours."