Łukasz and Radek welcome me the way they usually do – in their studio – by a large table where, just like on a flower bed, there’s lots of things going on. Firstly, we need to select and order flower pots. Secondly – a new flower project for one of the restaurants needs talking through and, last but not least, someone has to collect bouquet orders. Luckily, somewhere between flying stems and the fast cuts of the pruners we find a moment to have some tea and talk about flowers.
What serves as the pretext for our meeting is a recent publication - On Flowers. Łukasz Marcinkowski and Radosław Berent – the Poznań-based founders of the already-iconic flower store KWIATY&MIUT – present their entire philosophy of work on the pages full of marvelous photographs, original advice, and flower-inspired articles. I immediately become an owner of a copy embellished with a dedication and the hashtag #kwiatysapiekne [flowers are beautiful].
Poznań-based famous florists met at University of Fine Arts in Poznań, the former Academy of Fine Arts. Łukasz majored in interior design and Radek was very much into fashion and photography.
Eventually, I stopped dreaming about having my photo on the cover of Vogue. I prefer The Plant! – Radek laughs.