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Flowerlandscape by Franca Alexandra Sonntag // Made in MDL-EDL11 // IED-Madrid
Once upon a time, a person in the center of Madrid wondered every day if a vase could be something more than just an inert object containing flowers.
This is the story of a continuous experiment in the Master of European Design Labs at the IED Madrid. The analysis of numerous possibilities, the formation of various work models and dialog with the inhabitants of the modernist building at Calle Larra, brought them to the conclusion that a vase could be a marvelous garden full of shades, where nature flowers day by day.
This new ecosystem arose from the symbiosis of two apparently conflicting natures: earth and air. On the one hand, the base symbolizes the physical world of the earth, the place where you can plant. This earthy element is opaque and compact, like the fallen bark of a tree; dark, like the shadows projected on the ground; heavy and dense, like the support element of the roots nestled in the ground, searching for water.
On the other hand, the glass flowers represent the ethereal world. These natural organisms are full of shades, colors and smells that announce their existence and fill the air with their aroma; they are light, like dancers in the wind; beautiful, like rose petals; changing, like the seasons of the year; disperse, like stars in the sky; delicate, like the wings of a butterfly; full of life, and growing towards the sun; romantic, like a sign of affection; fragile and balanced.
Finally, these two existences find their point of equilibrium in this beautiful place, generating a surprising flowerlandscape.
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