marcin rusak creates intricate flora collection using resin + flowers marcin rusak creates intricate flora collection using resin + flowers
jan 05, 2016

marcin rusak creates intricate flora collection using resin + flowers

marcin rusak creates intricate flora collection using resin + flowers
all images courtesy of marcin rusak




two years of research and development is given physical form in london-based designer marcin rusak’s ‘flora collection’. the small series of bespoke furnishings utilizes flowers and their natural characteristics to form durable, valuable pieces that engage rusak’s dual interests of botanical aesthetics and material significance.

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lamp: flowers, resin, patinated brass structure and blown glass 




project development led to two main techniques: flora perma and flora temporaria. the first, as one might expect is stable, and everlasting. the latter will evolve and transform visually over time, without losing structural integrity. both avenues represent different viewpoints on the relationship between humans and the natural world.

flower petals ‘frozen’ in resin create natural veins reminiscent of stone or fossil



in flora perma, decoration comes directly from nature itself. flowers are ‘frozen’ then machined. the result is a highly complex, intricate beauty composed of spontaneous cross sections and petal curves. in contrast to the black resin they’re held in, they appear as veins or fossils, giving the objects a stone-line quality.

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flora lamp, detail




flora temporaria presents floral elements as interpreted by the human hand. discarded flowers and clippings are processed and treated, then cast — like flora perma — in a dark resin mixture. the result is painterly, posed, and in comparison to the other technique, emotive. the ‘flora collection’ (lamp, table, partition screen) was presented in the future heritage exhibition at decorex 2015.  

flora table (temporaria)

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table top 

flora temporaria close-ups

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flora screen (perma)

perma detail 

the screen was completed as part of rusak’s ‘flora collection’ 

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flora perma section




UPDATE: ‘floral collection’ by marcin rusak was presented during design days dubai 2016.


designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • Looks nice but lazy creativity. Seashells in a concrete walkway come to mind.


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