What’s in the box?

Posted on Sun, 27 Apr 2008 by midcenturyjo

Scott Weston emailed earlier this month with a sneak peek at his latest perishable architecture. He wowed us with his installation for Nokia (see it here) and now it’s time for an installation at the “oh so stylish must be seen at” Australian Fashion Week from Monday 28 April – Friday 2 May 2008. This is the concept model but I’ll let him explain the idea behind this room.

“We have been asked to do a chic room for Rosemount Australian Fashion Week 2008 at the end of this month (April) for Sony.

We have presented a chillout space with (refer our concept model):
1. Purpose designed Black carpet in filigree roses, leaves & butterflies.
2. A continuous techo fabric printed in filigree roses to cocoon the space.
3. Topiary sculptures of peacocks & cranes sitting in glowing white pots studded with fresh flowers to reference the preening & strutting of our Sydney fashion editors.
4. Quilted leather chairs to sit, preen & be seen.

The idea of fashion (to be seen, preening & the art of display/artifice) we have referenced architecturally formed topiary sculptures of peacocks & cranes. We are working closely with a person who makes these topiary forms individually & painstakingly by hand. It’s going to be the space to be at Fashion Week & our topiary will be mini works of living floral art for 5 days.”

Scott says he took the idea of topiary from the spectacular eagle on a ball he has been tending in his backyard. Such a clever idea referencing peacocks and preening at a fashion week! Very tongue in cheek. I love these peeks into the creative process and Scott’s presentation boxes just blow me away. Don’t forget to send us photos of the finished room Scott.

Ingrid says:

I’m studing interior design and I must say that a presentation box like Scott’s is such a great idea. Now if only I could get my client presentations to look as good. I would love to see the chillout room in person.

Wow, it even has a touch of green architecture to it.Incredible design.

Jessica Star

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