From ancient Egyptian lotus drawings to European Renaissance still lifes, depictions of flowers have played a part in nearly every kind of creative endeavor since the dawn of civilization. Their distinctive charisma, ethereal yet powerful, makes them a fitting muse. Whether a bouquet’s bold palette or a peony’s plush texture, florals have provided designers and artists alike with inspiration for their fashion, jewelry, furniture and art creations.
Flower motifs are especially apt now, with winter finally gone and the Northern Hemisphere in bloom. In honor of spring, the most transformative season, The Study has made 13 perennial picks that showcase florals in unexpected designs.
1. Song for Dead Heroes #4, 2017, by Isabelle Menin
2. Italian crystal lantern, 1940s
3. Shard Flower 2, 2019, by Zemer Peled
4. Mahal-style wool rug, 2018
5. Vetreria Fratelli Toso Murano vase, 1950s
6. Gilt and silvered rose accent table, 1960s
7. Kenneth Cobonpue Bloom lounge chair, 2019
8. MissoniHome Inntil sofa, new
9. Julia Dodza for Colé Kazimir screen, 2018
10. Estemporaneo upholstered double secretaire, 2017
11. Sophia Webster Hula sandals, 2010s
12. Konekt embroidered pillow, 2017
13. Hanna Bernhard brooch, 2011