FLORIOGRAPHY is a series of flower broaches made from a special textile by ISSEY MIYAKE.
Meant as a gift, it is presented in a paper packaging reminiscent of a flower bouquet. Once opened, one also finds a handwritten message on the inside of the bouquet itself.
This fictitious flower, made from a single piece of fabric, begins as an anonymous object. As yet, it has no name. The sender's handwritten message becomes its flower language, enabling a story.
Words and phrases such as "Do you remember?" and "Wednesday, usual place", are embossed inside the bouquet, allowing the sender to circle them and perhaps add a personal note as well, making it easier to compose a message than pen one from scratch.
The embossed phrases are of everyday life; they may seem innocuous to the bystander but bear special significance between the sender and receiver by reviving special memories about "that Wednesday", or their own "usual place", known only to these partakers.
The packaging uses PATHICA paper, whose embossed areas become translucent. Upon noticing these luminous, mirrored words from the outside of the bouquet, the receiver is invited by the mystery of what is to be found inside: past memories and new textile forms, melded and combined.
Client: ISSEY MIYAKE INC.
Creative Direction, Concept, Copywriting: Kotaro Watanabe (Takram)
Art Direction, Logo Design, Graphic Design, Illustration: Kotaro Yamaguchi (Takram)
Graphic Design, Web Design: Takeshi Saijo (Takram)
Support: Terushige Enatsu (Takram)
Support: Keisuke Kanbara (Takram)
Support: Hiroya Endo (Ex-Takram)
Photo: Yosuke Suzuki (erz)
Printing & Paper Manufacturing: FUKUNAGA-PRINT Co., Ltd.
Interior Design: MOMENT Inc.