Marcin Rusak > www.marcinrusak.com
Flowering Transition: Monster Flower
Longer vase life, better smell, less light blocking bacteria carrying leaves, more saturated color, available year round for all occasions, cheaper, controlled stem sizes for easier harvesting, shipping requirement tolerant, packing efficient floral structures. This wish list, though sometimes contradictory, is a small part of all the demands we want from flowers. The decision making process, once controlled by nature, was taken over by numerous parties from the cut flower industry chain. Growers, retailers, regulators, and clients, with the help of technology, redesigned and engineered flowers for their own needs. This speculative project, looking further into the future of genetics and imagining where this path could lead, tries to incorporate all of the requirements that we have for flowers while questioning if this is really what we want them to be.
Special thanks to:
Andreas Verheijen - Flower Engineer
Ignazio Genco - 3D Sculptor
The golden age of haute couture: John Galliano’s Diorient express, autumn/winter 1998 Christian Dior haute couture.