Acanthe Fleurs Winner
ACANTHE FLEURS is a florist based in Uccle, Brussels. Originally established in 1938, the new owner, Johanna Van Daalen wanted to highlight the beauty of flowers and the art of bouquet making and asked SYLVAIN WILLENZ DESIGN OFFICE to design her new store. The shop was entirely refurbished and designed to reflect the spirit and the aesthetic of the modernist building it is held in. The space is divided with steel frames encasing textured glass, reminiscent of a greenhouse feeling. The floor was entirely replaced with a new concrete floor. Modular and movable steel presentation modules can be arranged in the space to hold buckets of flowers or new window presentations. The counter, which is the central piece of the shop, and the working area have been unified through the use of unique jade-green enamelled tiles, which set a quiet, relaxing and natural atmosphere towards the back of the shop. A selection of products designed by Sylvain Willenz, such as the U-SERIES U7 chandelier, STANDARD and SLICE have specifically been chosen for their appeal in the project and in the building.