Designing to Win Gallery - Glass & Grass

Priya Shah

As part of Flower Thinking's Designing to Win program, floral designers responded to a competition-style schedule with the theme Glass & Grass.

Here is one submission from floral artist Priya Shah, with a glimpse of the learnings that were gained and applied.

Detail shot of Priya's interpretation of Glass & Grass

Glass & Grass - Priya Shah

I had an insight after my first submission to do something different as had never used the container and with Mark’s advice developed this design.

Pennisetum setaceum (green), Anthuruims, Alstomeria

Design - Priya Shah

Photography - Priya Shah

  • Some of the Learnings Gained and Applied

    • The use of the large leaf works well as a contrast to the finer and smaller materials. Its colour relates to the grass, so works well, bringing dominance to an area without overtaking the impact and presence of the grass.
    • Exposing the glass more
    • Reducing the competition from larger/more dominant forms
    • Reducing the variety of materials and colours so the glass and grass are more prominent.
    • The result is a stronger impression than submission #1, with more clear decisions apparent.
  • About the Designer

    I have been doing floral design for the past 30 years and during the covid pandemic I did a design everyday and had done online demonstrations. My passion for learning and arranging is becoming more of a lifestyle.

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