October 31 / 2014

Tennis Court Couture

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Next week is a big week on the courts of the US Open. August 24th marks the launch of the qualifying tournaments, sending continuing contestants into the heated competition of the 1st round.

As the official floral designer of the US Open 2010, Ovando is gearing up to present a brilliant line-up of sculptural arrangements and themed floral creations in the hospitality area and in select sponsored suites. And, as one our dedicated readers, we wanted to offer you an insider’s glimpse on Ovando’s inspirations!

While each match comes fully equipped with the ferocity of a high-paced volley, the intensity of the highbrow & high fashion people watching amongst the 725k approximate attendees is equally as exciting. Ovando has drawn its inspiration from sultry tennis figures to the likes of Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova, as well as a retinue of fashion mega icons like Anna Wintour. The agility and grace of these figures celebrates Ovando’s design philosophy of “Simple Not Simplistic”. And indeed, our floral creations are certain to be quite the spectators sport.

(Above Left:) In this arrangement, 2 species of flowers, both elegant and agile, are brought together within the confines of 1 space… the dance of the match begins.

(Above Right:) Yellow pompom buttons, strategically position on a court of wheat grass, come together to offer a more literal interpretation of a US Open match.

(Above Left:) Again working with a spherical subject, this floating flower ball appears to lay effortlessly within the square court. In actuality, each player, as represented by the flower ball, is struggling to stay above water and defeat their dexterous opponents.

(Above Right:) A loop of ever-chic lily grass emerges into a carefully fashioned bunch ofPhalaenopsis orchids. The arrangement celebrates the fluidity and grace of the US Open players as well as the escalation and triumph of the ultimate winner.

May the best player flourish.

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