The design recreated a real Dutch Master painting by artist Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder.
The design recreated a real Dutch Master painting by artist Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, entitled ‘A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase’ (1609-10). The flowers in Bosschaert’s arrangement included lilies, tulips, roses and carnations. The bouquet, however, is fiction as these flowers do not all bloom at the same time. This is the reason why some flowers had to be substituted in the actual installation.
Standing 6.2 metres tall by 4.6 metres wide, the floral masterpiece was a combined effort of almost 30 florists over 2 days. It features over 25,000 stems of 26 different types of real cut flowers including tulips, peonies, carnations, freesias, calla lilies, roses, alliums, cornflowers, nigella, chrysanthemums, spray roses, echinacea and lilies.