BY: JESSICA BEUKER
Photos via FLOWER HOUSE
In October of this year, florists from around the U.S. filled an entire abandoned house, wall to wall, ceiling to floor with fresh flowers and living plants. The weekend-long installation in Detroit attracted over 3,000 visitors, and was aptly named Flower House.
Created by Lisa Waud, Flower House was inspired by the artworks of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and a 2012 runway show by Raf Simons for Christian Dior, according to Twisted Sifter.
Participating florists were each given a room in the 16-room house to transform into their own living oasis.
Now that the installation is over, the materials will be taken down and repurposed. According to the website, the land that the old house sits on will become a flower farm and design centre for the Waud’s business, Pot & Box.
Photographer Heather Saunders volunteered with the project and was able to capture the entire process and ending result. The photographs demonstrate what can be done, not only in floral design, but also to breathe life back into forgotten structures.