In 1995 Saskia Havekes opened a small flower shop, Grandiflora in Sydney's Potts Point. Today, which the shop still flourishes its founder has an international reputation not only as a florist, but as an author and now a creator of fragrances.
The Grandiflora aesthetic has influenced interior styling, hospitality, fashion, editorial and even the modern rituals of giving and displaying flowers. Saskia Havehes does not arrange flowers, she curates them.Drama and scale are her signatures. From an artful posy to a full-scale installation Saskia is always searching for the chance to sculpt beauty out of the country of nature and mutability of the seasons.
Grandiflora is still located in the small store that launched her name. And whatever the destiny of her fragrances- already attracting international regard, Saskia can still be found handpicking her flowers before dawn at the Sydney flower markets.