Iconic red London phone booths inspire floral artists

Although not used for communication anymore, the iconic British red phone box not only still exists but has become an inspiring prop for a variety of floral artists to create inspired installations.

Just this week, superstar Lewis Miller filled one to the brim with fall-themed dahlias, roses, and branches to help British jewelry company Graff promote their new bridal collection on Madison Avenue in New York City. Pedestrians were allowed to take home the flowers at the end of the day for one of Miller’s famous pop-up flower flashes.

This past summer, at Chelsea in Bloom which honored British icons such as Queen Elizabeth, several artists utilized the iconic red phone box in their designs, including a designer at the hotel 11 Cadogen Gardens. Red and white carnations made a replica of the red telephone box.

One installation that sparked oohs and ahs came from Heavy Petal Flower Shop for Fleurs de Villes Toronto show honoring breast cancer survivors. Because of the theme, an avalanche of ripe, luscious pink roses literally spilled out from the phone box.

Read the complete article at www.flowerpowerdaily.com.

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