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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New York Botanical Garden’s Annual Orchid Dinner

Philip Gorrivan and his team designed a table centerpiece for New York Botanical Garden's annual Orchid Dinner on February 1st 2011. In keeping with the NYBG, the centerpiece was inspired by the great innovative botanical glass houses of Joseph Paxton and the engineering of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, deconstructed through the prism of the intricacies of the internal structure of the orchid. Creating a myrid of shapes, experiments in form and a framework within which to showcase specimen orchids....

 The wintry scene outside, from the 36th floor of the Mandarin Oriental

 The Place Settings

 Philip Gorrivan