#44 Designing with Flowers with Saskia Havekes.

In the second instalment of the exclusive Australian Made series, Vince chats to Saskia Havekes the founder of florist Grandiflora. At a time of so much uncertainty in the world, the Australian Made series will focus on brilliant people here in Australia, celebrating designing and making local.

 

Established in 1995 in a small shop in the Eastern Sydney suburb of Potts Point, Grandiflora was the birthplace of a dream career of Saskia. Since its inception over two decades ago Grandiflora has grown immensely. It now influences aesthetic for interior styling, hospitality, fashion, editorial and even the modern rituals of giving and displaying flowers.

 

Saskia is not just a florist but also an author and a fragrance creator. She has published four fantastic books, a number of them based around the Grandiflora brand and aesthetic. 2013 saw the Paris launch of her first two fragrances and now soon to release her 8th and final one.

 

Listen in as Vince and Saskia discuss her childhood growing up in the Australian bush and how her parents were big influences on her creatively. Saskia also reminisces on how from an early age nature was the driving force of her inspiration.

 

The pair also discuss owning a business, some of the key findings she has learnt along the way as well as what it is really like to be a florist on Valentines day!

In the second instalment of the exclusive Australian Made series, Vince chats to Saskia Havekes the founder of florist Grandiflora. At a time of so much uncertainty in the world, the Australian Made series will focus on brilliant people here in Australia, celebrating designing and making local.

 

Established in 1995 in a small shop in the Eastern Sydney suburb of Potts Point, Grandiflora was the birthplace of a dream career of Saskia. Since its inception over two decades ago Grandiflora has grown immensely. It now influences aesthetic for interior styling, hospitality, fashion, editorial and even the modern rituals of giving and displaying flowers.

 

Saskia is not just a florist but also an author and a fragrance creator. She has published four fantastic books, a number of them based around the Grandiflora brand and aesthetic. 2013 saw the Paris launch of her first two fragrances and now soon to release her 8th and final one.

 

Listen in as Vince and Saskia discuss her childhood growing up in the Australian bush and how her parents were big influences on her creatively. Saskia also reminisces on how from an early age nature was the driving force of her inspiration.

 

The pair also discuss owning a business, some of the key findings she has learnt along the way as well as what it is really like to be a florist on Valentines day!

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