David’s Diary will present an overview of the life and accomplishments of a designer who has had a great impact on floral design over the last eighty years. Her ideas and techniques are more relevant today than ever, and either unwittingly or willfully, her designs are appearing in our modern world. However, in the headlong rush to always be on the forefront, to be part of the avant-garde, and to be new and “fresh”, Constance Spry has been largely forgotten. Yet in 1926, in London, she was part of the avant-garde, and her designs caused an absolute sensation, changing flower fashions forever. AN INTRODUCTION TO CONSTANCE SPRY
“Constance Spry” will appear in four parts during the month of July, appearing each Wednesday.
“Today there is a strong revival of interest in all forms of decoration, in houses, gardens, furniture, clothes, jewellery, in every form of beauty and adornment…But in this general trend towards a greater care and love of beauty and suitability, I think that flowers have lagged behind. There are still many people who regard flowers as necessities* and no more…They like flowers that last well, cost little and are easy to arrange.” How familiar this sounds, and yet it was written seventy years ago!