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© Lee Hyunju
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Lee Hyunju

  • Mugu
  • Flower designer
  • Paju, South Korea
  • Rising Star
Lee Hyunju Flower designer
Korean, English
By appointment only
+82 1036873432
© Lee Hyunju

Enjoying flowers

  • • Lee studied floristry both in South Korea and in England
  • • She uses negative spaces, typical of Korean art, in her creations
  • • She uses only eco-friendly materials for her arrangements

Lee Hyunju’s love story with plants began when she was working as a book editor. "Providing pictures for books about nature and ecology was part of my job" she explains. "I used to go to the mountains by myself to observe wild flowers and take photos of them. It was so much fun that, little by little, I took interest in cultivated species, too. So, when I decided I wanted to work on my own and express my creativity, floral design was a natural choice." After a two-year course in South Korea, she completed her studies in London, at the London Flower School, and in 2018 she launched her atelier in Paju, a very inspiring city as it’s surrounded by low mountains and rivers. She called the studio Mugu, which means “pure in nature without any decorations”.

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  • © Lee Hyunju
  • © Lee Hyunju
  • © Lee Hyunju
  • © Lee Hyunju
  • © Lee Hyunju
Photo: © Lee Hyunju
Mushroom bowl

In this table arrangement, flowers and vegetables are brought together. Hyunju has used three kinds of mushrooms, which she finds very beautiful in colour and texture: blackcurrant leaf, broccoli, green peas, white peony bud and rosemary.

Photo: © Lee Hyunju

This flower arrangement brings together beautiful spring flowers – coral peonies, tulips, fuchsia, butterfly ranunculus and bleeding hearts – all held together with flower frog, or kenzan. Each flower has a different size but they are all perfectly balanced in a juggling act.

Photo: © Lee Hyunju
Bamboo lunch box with flowers

In this simple and beautiful arrangement, pansy flowers and tulip leaves are inserted into a traditional lunch box made by Korean bamboo craftsmen.

Photo: © Lee Hyunju
Early spring wild flowers

Wild flowers collected in early spring – two types of violets, dandelions, muscari and clover leaves – are arranged in a traditional, antique Korean ceramic vase. Straws are used as a tool to fix and hold them in place.

Photo: © Lee Hyunju
Winter bouquet

A small bouquet and boutonniere for a winter bride, made with alder leaves, pine needles, forget-me-nots and Korean spirea. By matching pine needles with small white flowers, Lee Hyunju tried to represent the snowy winter scenery of her country.

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