Formens frigörelse – Konsthantverk och design under debatt i 1960-talets Sverige
Visitors make pilgrimages year-round to Prince Eugen’s Waldermarsudde in Stockholm. They come for the art, for the experience of strolling the preserved environments and to enjoy the magnificent floral arrangements.
2015 marks the centenary of the Waldemarsudde flowerpot, a Swedish design classic designed by Prince Eugen (1865-1947). This decorative art object is part of Waldemarsudde’s history, the lifework that the Prince created and bequeathed to the Swedish government.
Many know the place as a living culture destination. Not everyone knows that Waldemarsudde has its own gardening team that, to this day, follow the Prince’s floral traditions, or that his flowerpot still plays a major role for the beautiful arrangements.
In this inspirational book, with eloquent photos by the photographer Yanan Li, a different story of Prince Eugen’s paradise is told. The florist Kristina Öhman describes her work of keeping an organic cultural heritage alive, and gives her best tips on the art of making pictorial decorations of what Swedish nature has to offer – from bare branch nests of early spring to wild summer bouquets and silvery green winter wreaths.