James Whiting X Malvern Garden Buildings
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022
This year I have joined forces again with Malvern Garden Buildings to present 'Planet Studio' at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022. A Studio 54 inspired houseplant studio; Planet Studio will be an immersive space where retro classics and the wonderful oddities of the houseplant world collide to create a nostalgic feast for the eyes.
Planet Studio will flip the perception of the traditional Kew Victoria Garden Room – transforming it into a contemporary garden bar and entertainment space for those wanting a piece of city nightlife in their own gardens. Providing refreshment and entertainment to ‘clubbing’ plants and people alike, Planet Studio will feature a planted coat check for guests, a bar stocked with and for houseplants and propagation and grow house drinks fridges. Once hydrated the houseplants will meet you on the dancefloor for a botanical boogie.
I have gathered together a group of creatives from other disciplines who I have met along my journey working in London to contribute to my design in a variety of ways. You can discover more about my fantastic collaborators here!
Illustration by Adam Johnson