The St. Regis Venice brings in avant-garde botanical studio
A tireless advocate for modernity, The St. Regis Venice has made a name for itself as a hub of contemporary art that celebrates the hotel's gorgeous heritage bones while embracing innovation in all its forms. In its latest creative partnership, the property collaborated with Berlin-based Studio Mary Lennox to design festive and sculptural interventions that will be on display across the hotel spaces through the holidays.
Famous for their surreal, dream-like installations, Studio Mary Lennox is one of the leading and most sought-after floral designers who regularly works with some of the biggest brands in the luxury market. This festive season, to offset the exquisitely preserved collection of five Venetian palaces that make up the heritage St. Regis Venice, the studio designed ethereal, gravity-defying installations that invite guests to explore the stately rooms through a botanical lens.
Inspired by the iconic Ai Weiwei artwork in the Grand Salone, dripping garlands of pink Amaranth in organic form animate the splendid room. In the galleries as well as in the entrances of the hotel, the studio recreated its iconic floating sculptural cloud compositions, this time made of over ten thousand glass Christmas ornaments as protagonist, inspired by the colour palette of the St. Regis and the hues of its Italianate Garden.
Striking, imaginative and ethereal, the studio's creations are the perfect match for the hotel's forward-looking programming that is evident in everything from interior design to artistic collaborations to imaginative special events, such as an exclusive program planned for this festive season.
The season's main event – The Art of Celebration, New Year's Eve Gala – is inspired by Studio Mary Lennox's floral installations and will feature an immersive performance curated by Antonia Sautter, creative director of Il Ballo del Doge, to complement the hotel's permanent collection of contemporary art while drawing on Mary Lennox's unique style for inspiration.