The Morgan Stanley Garden by Chris Beardshaw at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019
Minotti London was asked for the second year running to collaborate with Lucy Clark of Clark + Co who helped style and designed interior elements of the Morgan Stanley Garden in two structural pods which feature the Minotti Colette armchair, Berger chair and Aston cord dining chairs.
The Morgan Stanley Garden is inspired by the UK’s love of beautiful gardens and explores how to continue the tradition of creating herbaceous-rich spaces, whilst managing resources more sensitively. From the original design concept, to the growing of the plants, through to the garden’s construction, designer Chris Beardshaw has considered how innovative techniques and materials can be applied to the creation of gardens to ensure waste is minimised and products kept in circulation as long as possible.
A formal, linear terrace at the front of the garden is punctuated by large topiary domes; the straight lines of the pathway gradually fragment into a more sinuous and circuitous route over the rill and through the plant rich herbaceous borders towards two contemporary relaxation pods which offer a space to reflect. Studio Clark + Co has been working alongside Chris Beardshaw to create an evocative feature wall art installation with Benjamin Raymond Design who are a skilled team of artisans specialising in decorative arts, surface design and interior finishing.
The studio has thoughtfully sourced, selected and designed furniture and floor coverings for the contemporary relaxation pods from Tom Faulkner, Minotti London, Cameron Design House and Tim Page carpets.