Carly Rogers GBR
ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM | SECOND PATIO
United Kingdom, 1975. This palace (currently the Córdoba Archaeological Museum) was built over the ruins of an old Roman theatre, and thus, a part of the theatre stands can be seen in one of the rooms.
The square-shaped footprint of the palace (which dates from the 16th century) is arranged around two patios. The first is rectangular, holds the entry area and features a pool in the centre. It adjoins the second patio by means of an open arcade with round arches, in 16th-century Italian style. The rooms of the original home are arranged around the second patio, with round arches on two floors.
CARLY ROGERS | FEATURED WORKS
Hideyuki Niwa JPN
POSADA DEL POTRO – CFF | PATIO CENTRAL
Japan, 1973. He has been surrounded by flowers since he was born: his family run a flower shop and, since he started working at a prestigious store in this sector in Tokyo, Kamon Flowergate, he has stand by the flowers. In 2013 he founded Hideyuki Niwa Design Office, from where he disseminated his delicate, contemporary and refreshing style. “Imagine and create” is his motto, and “Botanical Metamorphosis” the process he uses to show us a new form of beauty.
Winner of the gold medal (category of Floral Art) at Singapore Garden Festival 2016, he enjoys confronting the flowers with other materials, achieving surprising and always beautiful fusions.
HIDEYUKI NIWA | FEATURED WORKS
Lola Guerrera SPA
PALACIO DE ORIVE | PATIO CENTRAL
Spain, 1982. There is one overriding theme in the entire body of artwork by this Cordovan artist born in 1982: vulnerability.
Her delicate view of the fragility of beauty has, inevitably, focused on plants.
As a winner of awards such as those granted by the AENA Foundation, Fundación Biodiversidad, Caminos de Hierro and the Andalusian Photography Contest, Guerrera manages to astonish viewers with simple, small-scale materials often collected from the area where the work is exhibited.
LOLA GUERRERA | FEATURED WORKS
Mark Colle BEL
MATEO INURRIA SCHOOL OF ART | GARDEN
Belgium, 1978. Devoted to floristry since he was 15, Colle’s journey to become what he is today has been long: he is currently one of the most prestigious and sought-after names in floral art, to be found at his delightful florist’s shop in Antwerp (called Baltimore in honour of John Waters) or at the best catwalks in the world. It is impossible to talk about Colle without mentioning that crucial moment in his career: the first fashion show by Raf Simons for Dior, a vision of peonies, dahlias, carnations, delphiniums and roses that awed the world in 2012, covering the walls of a Parisian palace. His versatile, contemporary, anarchical and sophisticated style forces us to see flowers in a new light.
MARK COLLE | FEATURED WORKS
Natalia Zhizhko RUS
CORDOBA PROVINCIAL COUNCIL | CLOCK COURTYARD
Russia, 1973. The work of this floral artist is an accurate reflection of her personality: lively, effusive, empathetic, colourful and joyful.
She was born in Estonia but soon substituted the landscape there with that of Russia, where she is now one of the biggest names in artistic and commercial floristry. A winner of numerous awards (World Flower Garden Show 2015 in Japan, European Cup 2011, Russian Cup 2009…) and non-stop traveller, Zhizhko travels the world, always ready to share her knowledge with anyone she meets who loves flowers and to prove that the only limit that an artist must accept is that of her imagination.
NATALIA ZHIZHKO | FEATURED WORKS
PALACIO DE VIANA | PATIO DE LAS COLUMNAS
China, 1988. Honghui Yu (Sherlovell) is the artistic director of the Cohim Flower School, the leading floral design school in China. He believes that what floral art needs is a new cross-cutting, diversified perspectiveto open up horizons beyond classical flower arrangements. It is not surprising that he also works in graphic design, furniture design, fashion, art photography, interior design and exhibition conceptualisation. His young age does not prevent him from being one of the big names in China’s floral design scene: he has a vision for the future and talent in abundance.
SHERLOVELL YU | FEATURED WORKS