Throne of the Rose Fairy - My Artistic Collaboration With Cedric Laquieze

Here is a glimpse of one creation we've crafted for the 'Homo Faber 2024 Biennale: The Journey of Life'.

By: KATYA HUTTER | 10-07-2024 | 3 min read
Floral Designs
Throne of the Rose Fairy

Cedric Laquieze and I created the sculpture 'Throne of the Rose Fairy' for the Homo Faber 2024 Biennale: The Journey of Life. I’m very excited to share the story behind our latest creation, which is the result of a fantastic collaboration of two worlds: Cedric, a sculpture artist, and I, an award-winning floral designer.

Homo Faber is a cultural movement centered on creative artisans. Its signature projects are education programs for the next generations, an international biennial celebration, and an online guide.

The Sculpture Artist & the Floral Designer

Cedric, an Amsterdam-based artist born in Los Angeles and a graduate of the Rietveld Academy, has a knack for combining unconventional materials in a way that blurs the lines between sculpture, fashion, and design. His surrealistic approach to art is truly something to behold, and working with him has been an absolute delight.


Cedric Laquieze working on Throne of the Rose Fairy
Cedric Laquieze at work


As for me, I’m Katya Hutter, a floral designer also based in Amsterdam. My work is all about creating luxurious, artistic floral decors for private clients, weddings, events, and the fashion industry. I draw a lot of my inspiration from the natural world, aiming to craft designs that are lush, abundant, and full of surprises. Each piece I create is unique, seasonal, and infused with an artistic flair.


Katya Hutter red roses Throne of the Rose Fairy


You would think that our playfield would be miles apart, but no. You would be surprised to see how many intertwinings there are in so many fields of design. It does not feel like stepping outside my comfort zone for a second, but rather like a combination of skills and extension of my knowledge. So, I am proud to show here how and what we have created.


Cedric Laquiezes Throne of the Rose Fairy


The Creation Process

For 'Throne of the Rose Fairy', we wanted to create something that captures the essence of life’s journey through a blend of natural and artisanal elements. It is no coincidence that, therefore, the sculpture features the following materials:


Rose buds for Throne of the Rose Fairy


Homo Faber 2024: The Journey of Life is beautifully guided by the art direction of the outstanding Italian film director Luca Guadagnino and an Italian architect Nicolò Rosmarini, whose vision help shape the biennale into a celebration of contemporary craftsmanship, reflecting the Journey of Life.

A Celebration of Craftsmanship

Homo Faber 2024 is all about exploring the human experience through the lens of craftsmanship. It’s an incredible honor to be part of this event, which takes place from September 1st to 30th at Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, in the heart of the Venice lagoon right opposite San Marco Square.


Katya Hutter red roses and skull Throne of the Rose Fairy


The biennale promises to be a global experience, showcasing inspiring objects and talented artisans from around the world.

If you’re in Venice this September, be sure to stop by and experience the 'Throne of the Rose Fairy' in person. It’s a piece that we hope will inspire and captivate, much like the journey of life itself.


Throne of the Rose Fairy glass dome on Thursd
Throne of the Rose Fairy


More Info About Homo Faber 2024

Homo Faber is open to the public. Over 800 objects from over 400 artisans from over 50 countries will show their work during the whole month of September. For more about the biennale, visit the Homo Faber 2024 website.

Can’t wait to share more with you soon!

All the best from Katya.


PS. Feel free to visit my website Katya Hutter Floral Design for more insights into my floral designs.

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Katya Hutter

Katya Hutter is a floral designer based in Amsterdam, specialized in creating luxury and artistic floral decors for private clients, weddings & events, and the fashion industry. Her style is lush, nature-inspired, abundant and surprising. Katya believes that nature inspires better designs, it's a source of great inspiration for her. She received her training in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands, in the very heart of the world’s floral industry and has received private lessons and master classes from a brilliant Japanese florist Atsushi Taniguchi in his flower school in Paris. Atsushi’s work has greatly influenced Katya’s ever-evolving style as she continues to refine her skills through continued study. ​Her background, as a fashion stylist, a photo producer and an agent of award winning photographers undoubtably adds an extra dimension to her floristry, successfully balancing commercial considerations whilst maintaining artistic integrity, assuring that her clients get the best possible quality and impeccable service. Katya speaks three languages: Russian, English, Dutch and welcomes clients from Europe and further afield to her creative floral atelier in the heart of Amsterdam.Katya has worked and collaborated with a broad range of companies, private clients, celebrities, magazines and brands including but not limited to Cosmopolitan, Glamour, GQ, In Style, Viva, Collezioni, Wedding, Playboy, Shape, Burda, L’Oreal, Dove, BBDO, Saatchi&Saatchi, Publicis, Sofitel Legend The Grand, Conservatorium Hotel, dancers from The Dutch National Ballet Company.


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