bompas & parr create color changing flowers for perrier-jouët pop-up shop in london
all images courtesy of bompas & parr
bompas & parr have joined forces with perrier-jouët for the installation ‘fleurs des rêves’, an exotic flower shop held in the basement of the london edition from february 11 – 14, 2016. the theme revolves around color-changing flowers designed by bompas & parr, each hand painted with a thermochromatic ink, which allows the petals and leaves to alter in hue as temperature fluctuates around them.
each of the botanical species have been hand painted with a thermochromatic ink
the london-based duo have developed two forms of color-changing botanicals: the first is treated with a liquid crystal dye that transitions at 27 degrees celsius from a deep satin black to champagne bottle green; the second comprises a black thermochromatic dye that transforms at 31 degrees celsius, after being spritzed with bompas & parr’s perfumed crystal elixir and ignited. in the heat of the flame, the blossom changes color revealing the original pigment.
the ink allows the petals and leaves to alter in hue as temperature fluctuates around them
drawing inspiration from the ‘fin-de-siècle’ (end of the century) french decadence movement, the installation references the bejeweled interiors of 1890s parisian salons. atmospheric features include dreamlike video art, technical lighting, perfumed crystal fluids infused with stones, and a choreographed playlist that becomes more psychedelic as the day progresses.
a liquid crystal dye transitions from a deep satin black to champagne bottle green
additionally, the interior scheme is inspired by the huge greenhouses constructed in 1852 by charles perrier — a site of constant horticultural innovation with scores of exotic flowers and rare plants, including over 300 varieties of orchid.
a black dye transforms after being spritzed with bompas & parr’s perfumed crystal elixir and ignited
in the heat of the flame, the blossom changes color revealing the original pigment
the flowers will be presented at ‘fleurs des rêves’, an exotic flower shop held in the basement of the london edition
the ritual of giving a bouquet becomes a total sensory onslaught