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Summer
enlightenment

Orange flowers lay in the beaming sun on a square carpet of futuristic turquoise grass. An avant-garde tale is growing right there, out of nature________.

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The Wunderkammer

The Wunderkammer - florists and decorators - was founded in 2008, with a huge creative passion for nature and its endless ability to amaze and affect. Founders Ueli Signer and Florian Seyd experience each day as a new floral adventure. With the team they have gathered they create and cultivate the most amazing floral wonderments, furniture, and decorative object of all sorts.

Avant-garde(n) party

There will be a summer party, you can tell. But wait, look at the table, it seems to be alive... The table legs seems to grow out of the turquoise meadow. Is it really a table or is it something grown in nature? Look again and you can see it has orange flowers all over. It’s filled to the brim with wonderful cakes, fruit tartlets and merengues in surprising colours. It holds salads that look like a floral arrangement. And there’s delicious drinks and colourful cocktails... The food is carried by interwoven ribbons and twines. Plates look like they are floating on surreal green twines and flower petals...

Coloured nature

The square blanket of turquoise grass is lying peacefully in the beaming sunlight, in the midst of a spacious green field, next to a peaceful orchard and an enchanting pond filled with beautiful waterlilies. And while you are watching this sunny coloured scene, the first guests arrive. A young lady with the most precious dress with ‘floating’ sleeves and skirt steps in. Looking like a big calla lily flower made out of yellow fabric, filled with small flowers inside.

Striking orange

Little chains of flowers and buds are falling out of her dress, leaving petal-footsteps on the turquoise grass. After a stroll through this heavenly garden, she lays herself down next to a breath taking pond filled with waterlily leaves. When the sun hits the sky, it seems some of these have a turquoise colour and at some places the waterlily flower looks striking orange.

Futuristic garden

More guests arrive and the summer gathering starts. Soft music is playing. Drinks are being drunk, lovely food is tasted and you will see everybody enjoying the gifts of nature in this stretched out earthen sanctuary. Giving their sunny sides up in this wonderful futuristic garden. Striving for nothing but summer enlightenment_______.

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The Wunderkammer

The Wunderkammer - florists and decorators - was founded in 2008, with a huge creative passion for nature and its endless ability to amaze and affect. Founders Ueli Signer and Florian Seyd experience each day as a new floral adventure. With the team they have gathered they create and cultivate the most amazing floral wonderments, furniture, and decorative object of all sorts.

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“EVERY LAWN CAN USE A SMALL DOSE OF ‘WUNDERS’. THESE THINGS GIVE A SOUL TO A GARDEN AND TRANSFORM THEM INTO YOUR PERSONAL HEAVEN_______.”
— THE WUNDERKAMMER
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“THE TABLE STANDS ON A BLANKET OF TURQUOISE GRASS, THE TABLECLOTH LOOKS LIKE A MOSAIC OF ORANGE FLOWERS, AND DELICIOUS FOOD IS OFFERED CARRIED BY GREEN TWINES_______.”
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Flowercast

Allium ‘Globemaster’, Oxypetalum petroleum, Calendula o cinelis, Nymphaea, Calendula o cinalis, Rosa hybrid., Gerbera hybr., Paeonia ‘Coral Charm’, Tillandsia duriana, Vanda hybride, Sandersonia aurantiaca, Calendula o cinelis, Antirrhinum, Paeonia ‘Coral Charm’, Bromelia, Oxypetalum petroleum, Gerbera hybr., Rosa hybr., Scadoxus multi orus

Text
Rosanne Loffeld

Photography
Hugo Thomassen

Set styling & flowers
The Wunderkammer

Styling
Renske van der Ploeg

Models
Gaby Waltman, Leloe Wahr

Make-up and Hair
Erika Nuijten via Angelique Hoorn Management