In 1995 Saskia Havekes opened a small flower shop, Grandiflora, in Sydney’s Pott’s Point. Today, while the shop still flourishes its founder has an International reputation, not only as a florist but as an author – and now a creator of fragrances.
The Grandiflora aesthetic has influenced interior styling, hospitality, fashion, editorial and even the modern rituals of giving and displaying flowers. Saskia Havekes does not arrange flowers, she curates them.
Drama and scale are her signatures. From an artful posy to a full-scale installation, Saskia is always searching for the chance to sculpt beauty out of the bounty of nature and the mutability of the seasons.