In 2016 we were commissioned by Schellevis to design their trade stand for Chelsea Flower Show. We created a split level design, featuring two outdoor spaces: An urban landscape inspired by the plans for Battersea Power Station, and a contemporary gravel garden with a scattering of Schellevis planks. These are a wonderful product, volcanic in appearance and sturdy. The upper terrace, an intimate space, featured smaller more delicate pavers than the exterior, with rusted steel panels by Grace and Webb as artwork. www.graceandwebb.com We continued to use decorative rusted steel and around the stand as a binding element throughout.
The life size sculptures by Rachel Ducker http://www.rachelducker.co.uk added a human scale to the space, and the copper hair looked fantastic against the bronze grasses and orange Geum ‘Mai Tai’, perfect for the orange themed planting and very much the plant of Chelsea that year. These colours worked well with Lysemachia ‘Beaujolais’, annual poppies, Carex testacae and Euphobia purpurea..
We were all delighted with the stand and had a fantastic response both during the build and at the show too. A well deserved 4* award to all of us !
Thanks to Paul van Vliet and his team from Squared Earth. http://www.squaredearth.co.uk/