Tales of TableauMeet the florist who chooses to showcase his designs in industrial air vents rather than vases.

Tales of TableauMeet the florist who chooses to showcase his designs in industrial air vents rather than vases.

Tableau doesn’t look like most flower shops. The Copenhagen studio, founded by Julius Værnes Iversen earlier this year, brings delicate blooms together with brute industrial materials and sells arange of design objects that play with the same contrast on a smaller scale. As Tableau transforms The Kinfolk Gallery into an industrial jungle for the exhibition Tables of Tableau, Værnes Iversen explains how he’s used art and design collaborations to upend our expectations of flowers.

You have a background in traditional floristry. What prompted you to take a more ambitious, art- and design-driven approach to flowers?

In my opinion, the floral industry was lacking some edge—the business is very archaic in many ways, not only in Denmark but internationally. I felt like florals wer...

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