I had been asked to make 28 modern flower arrangements for the grand opening of the new Audi dealership in Burnaby. The challenge was to just use the colours white, black, silver and red—no green! This is not Sangetsu style, but “the customer is always right!” They had to have precise lines and be made in silver containers. I chose six different types of vessels all in silver, and used floral foam and a lot of spray paint. I had told the event planner to take a couple of arrangements home at the end of the party, but instead he offered Vikram Vij (the celebrity chef who was part of the catering team) to pick his favorites.
“Thanks, Joan. I know it was challenging to deliver on the vision
this time, but you certainly did so under challenging circumstances.
Perhaps the greatest compliment is that the “missing” centrepieces
were taken by none other than Vikram Vij. Thank you for making the
centrepieces Audi-inspired – kudos. Until next time, thanks again.”
-Will (event planner)