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© Nicolai Bergmann K.K.
© Nicolai Bergmann K.K.
© Nicolai Bergmann K.K.
© Nicolai Bergmann K.K.
© Nicolai Bergmann K.K.

Nicolai Bergmann

  • Flower designer
  • Minato, Japan
  • Master Artisan
Nicolai Bergmann Flower designer
Contact
Japanese, Danish, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Phone:
+81 354640743
© Nicolai Bergmann K.K.

Thick with flowers

  • • Bergmann has been living in Japan for more than 20 years
  • • He mixes Sandinavian style with Japanese sensibilities
  • • His signature product is the flower box

One day, many years ago, a customer came into Nicolai Bergmann’s shop in Tokyo and asked for 600 flower gifts for a press event. "He didn’t have much space to store them," says the world famous Danish flower designer, who has been living in Japan for almost 25 years. "So I had to come up with a new idea. As staking was the key, I made many small bouquets and put them into boxes." His signature item was born: since then, Bergmann’s studio has been producing 15,000 flower boxes a month. "I still enjoy making them myself, sometimes – it’s so meditative." Yet his activities vary a lot, from floral art to floral styling for weddings and events and teaching. "I love my job because there are new things going on every day. I am fortunate because I do what I like and with it I make people happy."

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Works

  • © Nicolai Bergmann K.K.
  • © Nicolai Bergmann K.K
  • © Nicolai Bergmann K.K
  • © Nicolai Bergmann K.K
  • © Nicolai Bergmann K.K
Photo: © Nicolai Bergmann K.K.
Chamelaucium

An abundance of wax flowers – no bigger than 10 mm each – are packed together and harmonically arranged in a Japanese bowl. To complete the design, which is characterised by Nicolai’s attention to details, he used kudzu seeds of a different, darker colour.

Height 12 cm
Diameter 45 cm

Photo: © Nicolai Bergmann K.K
Flower Ball

Arranged for the Dento Kaika exhibition in Fukuoka, this large minimalist piece is made of vivid flowers - roses and carnations - and green leaves. It stands beautifully at the entrance gate of a shrine.

Length 1200 cm
Width 1200 cm
Height 1200 cm

Photo: © Nicolai Bergmann K.K
Yanagawa with flower

Created for the Hanami 2050 exhibition in Fukuoka, this piece is characterised by the dynamic use of black bamboo, contrasting with the soft petals of alstroemeria and orchids. The reflection on the water makes the work complete and even more beautiful.

Length 4000 cm
Width 150 cm
Height 1800 cm

Photo: © Nicolai Bergmann K.K
Roumon

This powerful piece was created for the Sakura Gate of Dazaifu Tenmangu, a Shinto shrine in Fukuoka prefecture, with an abundance of native flowers: protea, guzmania, allium, cast-iron plant and dracaena. It’s characterised by a very detailed leaf work: rolled leaves on the base and layered leaves containing the flowers.

Length 800 cm
Width 800 cm
Height 1200 cm
Diameter 800 cm

Photo: © Nicolai Bergmann K.K
Japanese chrysanthemum

A spiral bouquet with thread chrysanthemums, saga chrysanthemums and fountain grass is a homage to the unique Japanese fall season. Pink is the main nuance and Nicolai Bergmann’s signature colour gradation.

Length 400 cm
Width 400 cm
Height 350 cm
Diameter 400 cm

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