THE ARTIST
OF
blomst
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“With blomst, we have created something beautiful and meaningful.”

Wouter Dolk
Artist

The development of blomst has been a journey of more than five years for Dutch artist Wouter Dolk; a challenge of careful consideration in bridging tradition with new expressions of modernity. blomst emerges as the harmonious synergy of both schools of thought.

THE ARTIST
OF
blomst
/

A new chapter in the flower tales
of Royal Copenhagen

Created By Artist
Wouter Dolk

The essence of blomst is the celebration of flowers in their dizzying diversity. The floral subjects gathered for this special garden were carefully chosen with an emphasis on species that bore a rich botanical history, and of course, their individual beauty. Every hand-painted flower depicted in blomst is rendered with sensitivity and knowledge of each subject’s particular characteristics.

“An interplay
between
shape and decoration.”

Wouter Dolk
Artist

Eventually, I arrived at placing a single, perfectly hand-painted flower at unexpected angles and allowing it room to breathe. The composition of each floral motif upon the subtly-faceted shape was imperative – the proper balance of design and how food would appear on each piece was an important consideration. In the end, the design proved transcendent, allowing every splendid flower its moment in the sun.

“Producing a real
luxury hand-painted
dinnerware in our times,
means dedication
to decoration”

Wouter Dolk
Artist

As the design sketches evolved, it became more and more clear to me that the realistic depiction of flowers, the floral freshness, the hyper-realistic, was not what I sought to focus on. Through my design distillations, I arrived at the conclusion that my goal was to coax out the hidden poetry, the soul embodied in each precious flower to discover its secret language, to decode that language, which magically speaks to all those who love flowers.

“Designing blomst was a real adventure for me.”

Wouter Dolk
Artist

The essence of blomst is the celebration of flowers in their dizzying diversity. The floral subjects gathered for this special garden were carefully chosen with an emphasis on species that bore a rich botanical history, and of course, their individual beauty. Every hand-painted flower depicted in blomst is rendered with sensitivity and knowledge of each subject’s particular characteristics.

The design process for blomst was organic, much like the flowers depicted. To bring a single flower into the spotlight was a critical decision. The emphasis shifted to a singular bloom and its ability to define the entire identity of blomst. With the perfection of a new painting technique, the dynamic quality of each floral subject was captured. The individual flowers shine on the subtle, reflective facets.