While in the Netherlands we visited the extremely fascinating floral artist, Pim van den Akker. His pieces are true works of art, intricate little details woven together to create one of a kind pieces. Pim told me that florists love to walk around his workspace, we are drawn to the creativity that abounds and want to explore what’s in all the bins and on the shelves. I found a box filled with lobster tails asked Pim what he planned to do with them, he replied that he will take them apart and then re-assemble them to create a dress! Can you just imagine??
Here is Pim’s design studio, it’s so well organized! I loved walking around and peaking into the bins, so many clever little bits & pieces:
Intricate piece designed by Pim. Those are water tubes covered up, they’ll hold the fresh flowers:
Fantastic tool table set-up, I had no idea there were so many types of different glues!
Pim’s cute delivery vehicle:
While visiting the studio Pim gave me a copy of his book:
One of the interesting arrangements in the book:
Another interesting design from the book:
If you are intrigued and would like to see more of Pim’s work, I’d suggest ordering some of his books – he has five to choose from! You can see more about Pim’s “Floral Design” book here – Floral Design on Amazon.
Check out Pim’s website for more inspiration: http://www.pimdesigned.com/
Thank you, Pim, for letting us spend some time in your fascinating studio!