Designer Ella Doran has announced the launch of a brand new range of roller blinds entitled Flower Power, which will be available from 1 September 2021. She will be showcasing her new Flower Power collection with Hackney-based florist Rebel Rebel at their Mare Street Market store for the duration of the festival.
On the 18th of September Ella will be based at Mare Street Market to meet and greet customers who can drop in and browse the new collection, as well as bringing photos of their own windows in to consult with her about them.
The new collection, joining her established, made-to-measure range, is made up of two mini-collections – Floral Portraits, a series inspired by the great Dutch floral still-life paintings of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and Floral Bursts, which feature a slightly more informal series of arrangements. The images were all shot and composed by Ella Doran, in her Hackney-based Studio. There are four new blind designs in each mini-collection, making eight in the overall series.
‘The works of the still life painters Jacob Woutersz Vosmaer and Rachel Ruysch were the initial inspiration for the series’ Ella Doran explained. ‘I’ve always loved the arrangements in these oil paintings, where the flowers are portrayed against dark backgrounds and strike a great balance between formality and a certain real-ness and celebration of Nature’s imperfections. I wanted to pay homage to the paintings, but in a contemporary way, with the photographic style allowing the flowers themselves to win out more over the background.’
Rebel Rebel will be further celebrating the collaboration by installing specially commissioned bespoke roller blinds in their windows by Ella.
Visit her website for the full collection, or contact her for a consultation.
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Floral Portraits: Lupins
Floral Bursts: Wild Gerberas