Mei Ume, Four Seasons Hotel London, United Kingdom | 2017
SPRING consists of two exquisite artworks: The Banquet, a Chinoiserie mixed media glass eglomise. Hana, an enamel glass artwork.
The Banquet takes inspiration from a renowned Qing Ming festival Chinese Painting from the Song dynasty. Using gold leaf gilding and layering of colours on glass to bring out the smallest details, we illustrate cultural festive scenes such as drums playing and dancing in the artwork. On top of that, we simply want the diners to relax and travel back in time with us to enjoy the bustling and vibrant spirit at The Banquet. Hana, meaning flower, is a scenic enamel glass art piece celebrating the transience of cherry blossoms, the exquisite beauty and volatility of it. Taking inspiration from ‘Hanami’, a Japanese practice of picnicking under a blooming Sakura tree, guests are invited into the restaurant to have a cheerful feast. In this artwork, over one hundred plum red cherry blossoms stretch over the composition, creating a vibrant ambience as they walk into the restaurant.
Credits/ Photos from AB Concept.