THE GREEN ROOM
The Green Room
IGD X Malvern Garden Buildings
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021
Fly around The Green Room below:
Music: Supernature by Cerrone 1977
After a 16 month delay, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show returned; but this time in September. A new Houseplant Studio category caused quite a stir at the show, with visitors revelling in the lush, foliage filled buildings designed by creatives from the indoor gardening community. In a studio provided by Malvern Garden Buildings, I created a plant-filled, disco wonderland inspired by the comeback of retro plants throughout the global lockdown. In The Green Room, the plants (or 'Planterati') are the true VIPs. The space caters to their every need and features grow lights and humidifiers to replicate their natural habitats. This Gold medal winning installation aimed to push aside the seriousness that surrounds horticulture and to communicate that gardening should be fun. Showcasing how plants can be displayed many creative and achievable ways; Macrame formed the backbone of the design with it making its way onto the outer structure of the building. The giant rope plant hanger was realised by dynamic duo Maggie Coker and Lorna Green to give the impression that the whole building was suspended from the tree above. We literally used smoke and mirrors to create the illusion...well neon and mirrors!
The response to the design from both the press and the public was outstanding with a disco playlist, mirror balls and neon lighting being the key trend takeaways.