Bompas & Parr together with champagne Perrier-Jouët set up an exotic flower installation, the ‘Fleurs des Rêves’, in the basement of The London Edition, from February 11 – 14.
The unique installation featured color-changing flowers, designed by Bompas & Parr. The flowers, each hand painted with a thermochromatic ink, allowed the petals and leaves to continuously change shades as the temperature around them fluctuated. The resulting effect was stunning as well as innovative.
Visitors to the show had the unique opportunity to pick up a bouquet of the unique blooms, while sipping a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne. Visitors also had the opportunity to create their own color-changing flowers by hand-painting the flower petals at workshops that took place during the 4-day event. Champagne tasting session and a talk on floriography – the art of giving more specific meanings to flowers, were also part of the event.
The pop-up saw two forms of color-changing botanicals: the first one was treated with a liquid crystal dye that transitions at 27 degrees celsius from a deep satin black to champagne bottle green while the second comprises a black thermochromatic dye that transforms at 31 degrees celsius, after it was spritzed with Bompas & Parr’s perfumed crystal elixir and ignited.
The designs were inspired by the greenhouses of the House of Perrier-Jouët, constructed in 1852 by friend of the vine Charles Perrier and the site for various horticultural and botanical innovations with exotic flowers and rare plants including over 300 varieties of orchid. A truly magical, floral experience!
[ Via : Designboom ]