L’Olivier, the sleek floral design atelier on Manhattan’s West 14th Street is a long way from Brignoles, the Provençal village between St Tropez and Aix en Provence where Olivier Giugni grew up. Yet the warmth, whimsy, style and bursts of color this floral artist brought from his native Southern France are unmistakable. “Les couleurs c’est la vie!” he exclaims. His mantra: life is color and color is life. And Olivier has been adding sumptuous color and life to New York City, his adopted home, since 1986.
Olivier's garden for your own inspiration..
His floral arrangements swathed in supple and silky leaves of South African philodendron have become a trademark, along with splashes of green, often in unexpected branches of rosemary, mint or bay leaf. Considered one of the city’s most prestigious floral artists, Olivier’s first name alone now suffices to refer to this talented Frenchman. A-list New Yorkers from the worlds of fashion, finance and fine arts call upon his dramatic, one-of-a-kind arrangements to transform home and work place. From the renowned restaurants of Chef Daniel Boulud, to the public spaces of the legendary Carlyle Hotel or the model apartments of the city’s top real estate developers, New York is all the lovelier for Olivier’s weekly additions.
In his book Living Art: Style your home with flowers, the floral artist presents stunning portraits of his sumptuous creations in a variety of private homes, along with detailed descriptions of their design and placement and recipes for a dozen of his signature arrangements. You can find it on Amazon.com
Olivier Guigni presented his book at the FIAF in November. Look at the video
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