May 13, 2010

David Stark’s Purely Paper Flower Pop-Up Shoppe

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

I had the pleasure of attending the opening of David Stark’s purely paper flower pop-up shoppe at West Elm last night. For those who don’t know, I am a huge fan of David’s work. David is well known for using unexpected materials to create innovative and dramatic installations. If you are not familiar with his work, visit his site now! It is an experience!

For his most recent installation, David created an entire pop-up shoppe out of paper from pages of old books. It is pretty surreal to enter West Elm and then see a shoppe inside fabricated out of paper! In the shoppe are beautiful flora, watering cans, and gardening tools, all created out of paper. The pop-up shoppe is open to the public today and tomorrow (see invite below) so if you are in NYC, be sure to check out David’s incredible creations. For all of you aspiring event designers and crafters, check out David’s new book. You will be so inspired! Below are some pics of the event. The pictures don’t do his art justice as they were taken from my blackberry, but you can get the idea.

A sketch of David’s concept…

The entrance to the shoppe…

The structure of the shoppe…

Paper gardening tools {via Design Sponge}

Paper floral arrangements…

Paper floral arrangements…

Paper floral arrangements…

David’s new book in a paper wheelbarrow…

Appetizers on paper trays…

The invite for the pop-up shoppe…It is only open today and tomorrow!

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  • looker

    Bellissimo blog

  • Pampered Sweet Tooth

    This is a very beautiful sustainable concept. I love it.

  • Hello Lover…

    Love David Stark! I did a whole post about him on my blog last year. His work is amazing and the attention to detail is unbelievable – this had to have been an amazing event!

  • Gerry Snape

    Well I can't go as I'm here in the north of England , but I went to his site and had a fun time . What an amazing conceptual thinker. Loved it !

  • dognbird

    Absolutely delightful. Love David Stark's work!

  • Chic Cookies

    Wow. I've never heard of David Stark, so shame shame on me. I must see this shoppe… thank you so much for sharing!

  • Cindy

    That's an amazing idea! And I would say it's good for the environment too.

  • David Stark

    Thanks everyone for the kind words, and Amy, I am YOUR fan. The shoppe has been such a huge success that west elm has extended the run through the Sunday. We are busy as elves creating all kinds of new, fun things!

    Amy — so happy you were there to help us celebrate. I adore your blog and just LOVE what you do.



  • Alejandra Ramos

    How fabulous! And it's at the West Elm right by my office. I'm definitely stopping by tomorrow!