27 April 2017
wood, steel, glue, floral foam, live flowers, gravity
We were inspired by honey bees and the hives they build. The Hexagonal building blocks frame both the flowers and the views, inviting the observer to see the structure itself and the life within it. We chose flowers based on bees’ known attraction to yellow, and placed the vessels horizontally to mimic the chambers of their hives. The rigid and configurable steel base represents the frames bee keepers use as a structure for bees to build upon, or the infinite configurations of beehives in the wild.
The range of textures and tones provide visual variation—from cold, hard steel, to fragile, intricate flowers framed by a firm yet organic structure of wood. This combination of natural and man-made materials reflects a balanced approach, while the mobility of the pieces serve as a reminder that we can impact the balance of our modern world and nature.
Nestled in The Source -- a former iron foundry-turned local business hub just north of downtown Denver -- you’ll find Beet & Yarrow, a full-service floral design studio and mercantile. Owner/designer Kimberly Hyde and her team bring together their multi-faceted talents in horticulture, graphic design, beekeeping and ecology to create a unique floral experience with a quirky, balanced and deeply thoughtful aesthetic.
Denver based fabrication firm, Modern Craftsman, has started a unique movement in the construction industry by providing both intelligent execution and exquisite design for highly esteemed architects and builders in Colorado. Together, construction and design create a story in which the characters experience inspiration, satisfaction, and deep pleasure from a finished and balanced space. Conversely, Modern Craftsman also knows the struggle of balancing brilliant ideas with schedule, cost and buildability. Modern Craftsman’s mission is to bridge that gap by reinventing architectural fabrication with new ways of seeing, planning, and creating custom components