Curious Cabinets explores the dreams and desires of 3 women and how they deal with the boundaries set by society through floral image.
Alice is inspired by a confident, comfortable and self-assured woman. She embraces and uses technology to its full effect for her floral image. The cabinet we used to exemplify Alice is painted a shade of grey that was typical during the Art Nouveau period.
The floral structure is made using copper wire, skeleton leaves with ivy trails, white ‘Phalaenopsis’ and ‘Dendrobium’ orchids. The overall twist and turn of the florals reminds us of nature owning and consuming the cabinet, and of a women’s desires to overcome society’s boundaries. From the photographs of the cabinet, we designed a monochromatic printed silk fabric that we made into this tunic and is available as a 100% silk crepe de chine scarf.