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Reflections
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The uniqueness of Josephine’s bouquets lays in the spontaneity and inspiration of the moment. This is why she calls them ‘freestyle Ikebana’.

Reflections
    of purity

Intuitive, reflective, and utterly refined. The beautiful shaped bouquets of Josephine Jeannin show the kind of peaceful silence you experience during those brief moments that everything you relate to is in perfect harmony_______.

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About Josephine Jeannin

Josephine Jeannin is a talented French florist who lives in a charming village in the Swiss Alps. The surrounding nature inspires her to be humble. Her floral reality feels romantic and exciting in a soft ethereal manner. Remarkable are the composition and movement in her bouquets, whereas free spaces are subservient to the colour composition and tactile form. Sometimes tender, sometimes pronounced. Her timeline says it all; @ohjosephine.

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“MY WAY OF WORKING LAYS IN THE SPONTANEITY AND THE INSPIRATION OF THE MOMENT______.”
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“THERE IS A MAGICAL SIMPLICITY TO YOUR WALK A CARELESS BEAUTY THAT SINGS TO ME A HIDDEN MAGIC THAT INSPIRES ME”
FRAGMENT OF A POEM BY UNKNOWN.
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Pure simplicity

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Planten

Mulla mulla
Chamerops
Strelitzia
Anthurium
Pampagrass
Asparagus
Eucalyptus

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Pure simplicity

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“Less is more. This very famous adage has become, over the years, very important in everything that concerns my craft and life. The purity of my work reminded me of the Japanese art of Ikebana. The difference with this highly reflective and thought through art - and my way of working - lays in the spontaneity and the inspiration of the moment. This is why I like to call it ‘freestyle Ikebana’.”

Big floral effect

“I find it incredibly exciting to create such a big effect with so little material. My choice of material is defined by three criteria: shape, texture and colour. I search for strong shapes and structures mainly in leaves, blossoms or fruits. Some of my favourites are: Cycas leaves, Chamerops leaves, Magnolia leaves, Aspidistra leaves and Asparagus. Bananas, citrusfruits and pomegranates are my favourite fruits to combine. As for flowers they are: Proteas - because of their velvetiness - Anthuriums - because of their leatheriness - and carnations - because of their colourfulness and fragrance.”

Flower crush

“My current flower crush is the lovely Jasmin, from India. I just love working with blossom garlands made of Jasmin. The scent is heavenly. And of course green, and to dye leaves - a technique I have been using for years - always lifts up my spirit. It brings such an exciting symbiosis in an arrangement, it’s timeless.”

Endless creativity

“I guess I’m mostly inspired by nature and the work of different talented artists like Irving Penn, Georgia O’Keeffe, Niki de Saint Phalle, Meret Oppenheim, and many more. The main word I come up with as I think of my own work is: intuitive. This word resonates deeply with the way I let the colours, the season, the smells and influences outside the flower world - like food, fashion and music - play a role in my creations. The beauty of simplicity and the constant evolution of the natural material used, changes the work’s aesthetics over time. This fascinates me and opens up a wide and endless world of creative potential. Nature lives, blooms, and decays, but remains always beautiful_______.”

Text
Rosanne Loffeld

Photography and styling
Josephine Jeannin