When it comes to creative home projects, flower arrangements come to mind for the first time. A corner of the home is often decorated with flowers, which can quickly enhance the artistic atmosphere and style of the overall space.
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But there are millions of flowers in the world, and there are many different forms of flower arrangement. There are clusters, brilliant and colorful; there are also fresh and elegant, aromatic and refreshing.
This has a strong connection with the cultural history and ideological background of various places. In Western culture, people are eager to conquer nature; while in the East, we respect nature and try our best to integrate into nature, eager to reach the realm of harmony between man and nature.
1. The origin of ikebana
A Japanese botanist once said: "A primitive society without culture cannot cultivate flowers and plants." And there are only two regions in the world that use flower cultivation as a culture. One is the Western Greece and Rome, and the other The second is China and Japan in the East.
Japanese ikebana originated from Buddhist temples in the Sui Dynasty in China. After being spread to Japan with Japanese envoys to the Sui Dynasty, it has integrated the culture and connotation of the local people and has developed into a culture and art with Japanese characteristics.
Taken on October 26, 1975, the international scene of Japanese Ikebana.
Eastern Zen thought runs through the benevolence, etiquette, words and deeds of ikebana, as well as the basic modeling, color, artistic conception and charm of flower arrangement.
2. Flower ≠ container
Since the development of ikebana art, various genres have emerged successively. The three most famous genres are Chifangliu, Xiaoyuanliu and Caoyueliu. Although each school has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of characteristics and scale, the basic ideas are the same, that is, the harmony and unity of heaven, earth, and man.
- Chifang Stream
Chifangliu is the origin of Japanese ikebana. It evolved from offering flowers in front of the Buddha. It is an abstract idea to imitate landscape paintings. The branches are stretched back and forth to fully show the rhythmic beauty of nature. It is extraordinary and refined. The solemn and luxurious temperament and shape, and the stretched branches can fully show the beauty of the East.
- Ohara stream
Xiaoyuanliu is a representative of ikebana art after the 20th century. Influenced by the popular Chinese bonsai and landscape-style flower arrangement in the Qing Dynasty, he also absorbed the colors of Western flowers and designed a round shallow basin by himself, moving the natural scenery into the basin and extending it. A sense of space.
- Grass Moon Stream
Grass Moon Stream is known as the "revolutionary" and "modernist" in the flower arrangement. Affected by the abstract modeling principles of western flower arrangement, the flower arrangement breaks through the shackles of the traditional fixed flower pattern and produces the "free flower", which is a new genre—— "Grass Moon Stream".
The picture shows the work of flower arrangement artist Sogetsu Ikebana (ins: @ikebana.sogetsu), showing the various structures of the flower in the most elegant manner.
Grass Moon Stream means its flowers are like grasses and bright like the moon. It is intended to express oneself with flowers. Anyone, regardless of class, male or female, poor or rich, can enjoy the fun of flower arranging at any time and any place using any material.
In contemporary times, many flower arranging artists continue to continue the "modernist" characteristics of Cao Yueliu, creating more possibilities for the materials and shapes of flower vessels. The picture shows the work of flower arrangement artist Nana G. Bellerud (ins: @nana_bellerud), which illustrates how tradition and modernity can be organically combined.
In ikebana, flower vessels are not only containers, but also an important part of interpreting ikebana works. Fritz Hansen’s Ikebana flower vessel can be known from the name ("ikebana" comes from Japanese and means "flower path"). It is inspired by the art of ikebana, and its function is to display the whole flower, not just the flower. Express the designer's pursuit of extreme natural emotions.
Fritz Hansen’s Ikebana series of flower vessels are made using blown glass and an independent brass structure, designed to show and appreciate the entire flower, not just the corolla.
Fritz Hansen's Ikeru flowerware also perfectly interprets the essence of the art of ikebana-with less flower materials and simple selection of materials as the mainstream.
Fritz Hansen's Ikeru series of floral vessels. The vase is composed of a green glass base and metal inserts, allowing plants such as flowers, branches and grains to be placed freely and matched as desired.
Its unique design shows the budding, waiting, and blooming flowers, respectively representing the past, present, and future. In the home space, using the simplest language to explain the beauty of the natural cycle of flowers and branches is the truth that is the eternal epitome of the universe.
3. The choice for entry-level floral lovers
Ikebana can be called art because it has a long history and requires more professional skills and aesthetics.
For entry-level flower art lovers, owning a Fritz Hansen vase can instantly create the most oriental aesthetic ikebana atmosphere at home.
Oriental ikebana integrates modern materials to easily create a sense of impact between tradition and modernity, so that the space is neither dull and old-fashioned nor too frivolous and exaggerated.
Image source ins@fritzhansen_korea
Even in an open space, you who are keen on gardening cannot resist the unique charm of Fritz Hansen. Let the freshness of flowers and plants break the summer air and bring the most simple and delicate touch of coolness.