azuma makoto infills paris colette shop with 10,000 petal-filled jars azuma makoto infills paris colette shop with 10,000 petal-filled jars
jan 27, 2016

azuma makoto infills paris colette shop with 10,000 petal-filled jars

azuma makoto infills paris colette shop with 10,000 petal-filled jars
all images courtesy of azuma makoto

 

 

 

within the two shop windows of the colette store in paris, japanese artist azuma makoto has filled the street-facing display with a colorful arrangement of flowers, encapsulated inside miniature glass vessels. the pop-up installation, exhibited from now until january 30, 2016, comprises 10,000 mini jars filled with petals and orchids. stacked on a system of shelving, the transparent containers reveal vibrant fragments of botanical life, with hues of blue, yellow, red and pink mingling within the tightly packed spaces. when viewed at a distance, passersby the storefront see a full spectrum of colors that blend into a kaleidoscopic floral-patterned landscape; at close range, the individual petals and leaves can be vividly perceived. 

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the storefront is filled with an arrangement of glass vessels containing flower petals 

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hues of blue, yellow, red and pink mingle within the tightly packed spaces

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passersby stop to enjoy the ephemeral installation in paris 

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passersby the storefront see a full spectrum of colors 

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when viewed from a distance, a blur of vibrant colors reveals itself 

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the window displays are illuminated by night, revealing the vibrant colors of the flowers on display

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crowds draw near the installation of 10,000 mini jars filled with flower petals 

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