Hiroto Inoue studied architectural engineering and worked at a construction company for ten years before changing careers.
He opened a flower shop and dedicated most of his time to commercial flower designs, especially wedding flower decoration. The designs in this book show Hiroto Inoue from a different, far more personal side.
Whether his background in engineering has something to do with it or not, Inoue excels in creating intricate geometric designs and compositions that often seem to defy gravity.
He constructs solid and firm backdrops for his flowers with the thinnest and humblest of materials: slender blades of grasses, orchid roots, slivers of bamboo, strips of wood veneer and especially paper.
These fascinating, carefully constructed backgrounds are adorned with few or just one single flower.
It results in stunning designs that perfectly balance manmade and natural materials, structure and spontaneity.