Flora Contemporaria

Twenty-First Gallery, Miami, 2021

During the Design MIAMI BASEL 2021 Marcin Rusak Studio together with Twenty-First Gallery present four new pieces inspired by the iconic design of Josef Frank’s “Flora Cabinet”. With influences drawn from the same source, each cabinet is a unique, autonomous piece made using a variety of different materials and processes. The color palette ranges from black, through bronze and ochre to white and finally completely translucent. Each component has been designed using thoroughly researched techniques, continuously developed in our studio.

Flora Cabinet 176 Black: Made out of our Black Flora Temporaria material with black steel finish. Materials: waste flowers and leaves, black resin, steel powder coated in matte black textured finish
Dimensions: 140 (h) x 176 (w) x 55 (d) cm

Flora Cabinet 90 Clear: First piece which has been made using newly developed New Clear Flora Material. The cabinet is entirely transparent, revealing its hidden structures.
Materials: waste flowers and leaves, clear resin, stainless steel
Dimensions: 190 (h) x 90 (w) x 60 (d) cm

Flora Perma Cabinet 143 Oak: Made with the White Perma material and Oak elements, it is the first object to introduce the use of wooden timber in our studio practice.
Materials: waste flowers and leaves, white resin, oak
Dimensions: 150 (h) x 143 (w) x 55 (d) cm

Protoplasting Nature Cabinet Bronze: Cabinet made entirely with metallized leaves. The ephemeral plant is given a bronze layer in order to become preserved as the timber itself.
Materials: Thaumatococcus daniellii leaves, bronze, steel
Dimensions: 123 (h) x 114 (w) x 75 (d) cm