In this atelier, the flower becomes a flower again. FloNic embraces nature with its imperfections, the transience and the beauty of the single flower.
The tailor(ing) background of this florist is an inspiration that is often clearly visible in the custom-made arrangements. Installations, set design, decorations and botanical art objects are fashioned from nature.
FloNic works with the nuances of the seasons, in the most sustainable ways and is aiming to lower the carbon footprint because of (of the impact) the concern towards the environment and human health.
The contemporary floral designs could be called minimalistic, but there are unruly and expressive elements to the arrangements. Working with materials that are often overlooked or discarded, FloNic seeks the contrast to tell the story.
FloNic is available for creation services for those who agree with the sustainable working ethics of the atelier.
Petal by Petal
A story about awareness
In the Dutch floristry the customer is not included in the contribution to a more sustainable industry. The buyer of bunch of flowers (bouquet) is not aware of the impact these flowers have on the environment and the human health. This project tells the story behind the magnificent beauty of the flowers. It tells about the destructive effect it has, but also about the sustainable choices that do exist but are not visible. This project tells the story where it is relevant and asks: “Would you like a bunch of flowers?
Petal by Petal is the result of the graduation project by Nicolette Zwartkruis at AD Floristry Aeres University of Applied Sciences, Wageningen. The ecological awareness has been the actual and philosophical staring point of the research into the current Dutch floristry. Change starts with awareness.
NicZ design (Nicolette) tells the story through exhibitions and lectures.
Capra + Co.
Fashion & interior styles
Local + sustainable
Capra+Co. creates products with respect for the natural material of the goatskin from a sustainable belief. Inspired by the local living environment of the goats.
BONAIRE, DUTCH CARIBBEAN
Goats have always been an integral part of Bonaire. The goatskin trade used to be a tradition, but nowadays, the goats are mostly kept for their meat and their skins are seen as a waste product, not used but rather discarded. That is why a program was started in 2015 to revive the traditional art of natural tanning. Capra+Co. creates fashion & interior styles out of these beautiful Bonairian goat skins.
Goat farming in the Netherlands is mainly about the breeding and raising of goats for its milk and cheese making. This dairy farming makes the billies (male-goats) redundant. Recently there has been a revival in the consumption of goat meat because it is sustainable and healthy.
The biological goat farm “Ketelbos, Groesbeek” works together with local butchers to sell its goat meat. And now Capra+Co. has joined this cooperation to also save their beautiful skins.
Capra + Co. products are sold in Bonaire and Netherlands and available at exhibitions.