To launch our Color Play collection of rugs, we collaborated with florist Hattie Molloy on a whimsical installation in our Sydney flagship showroom. Styled by Joseph Gardner with plinths by Occasional Pieces and furniture by Fomu, her floral sculptures echo the audacious hues, suave shapes and rhythmic textures of our new palette. Below, Hattie shares how it all came together.
Were you creative as a child?
I was obsessed as a child with flowers, always jumping into gardens and stealing flowers to make posies for my family and friends.
You originally worked in the corporate world! What led you to floristry?
Ever since I was about 5 years old, I wanted to be a florist. My personality didn’t suit the corporate world and I thought, “What do I have to lose by giving my dream job a go?!” I’m so glad I followed that dream!
Is there a flower that has particular significance to you? If so, why?
So many! I think flowers and scents can evoke so many memories. I would make violet posies with my grandmother and that was one of the first flowers I learned about. Every year I buy them and think of her.