Flowers for UMC

“The flowers are made of materials we use and clothing we wear, this makes it our artwork”

Giant ferns

“The large ferns are so cool in our office, and they solve our acoustic problem as well”

Bouquet for museum

“Linda made a bouquet for our museum, and visitors love it”

Flowers for KLM, royal dutch airlines

“The flowers reflects KLM’s effort to recycle as much as possible”

Princess Maxima Center

“Every time we pass the flowers me and my daughter talk about them”

Flowers for Forbo

“The linoleum flowers made the Dutch Design Week a succes for our company”, Forbo sales representative.

flowers for weesp

“Beautiful, this bouquet should stay here forever”, visitor Masterly the Dutch in Milano 2017.

Spring flowers

“Look I am Alice in Wonderland”, visitor DDW 2015

Papaver Somniferum

“The flowers fit so well in the room as if they have always been here”, visitor exhibition ‘s-Graveland

Masterly the Hague

” The flowers make me so happy”, visitor Masterly the Hague 2019.

De Bredenhorst

” A beautiful piece of art on the right location”

photoshoot for Vlisco

” The flowers looked spectacular on the set”, setdresser photoshoot Vlisco

mystic garden festival

” Linda’s designs are spot on; she understands what we need for our festival”, owner Mystic Garden Festival

Flores art compositi 1

“I can see the flowers are made of plastic, and yet I want to smell them, visitor LUMC

Morning glory for IKNL

“We did not want to have real plants or paintings in our office space, Linda designed the perect solution for us”

Projects

Office

UPCYCLING

Outdoor

Event

Hospitality

Collaborations

About Linda Nieuwstad

Linda Nieuwstad’s flowers are larger than life. Her forget-me-nots are as large as breakfast plates, her roses measure up to the size of truck tires and you can sit underneath her daffodils. She started to make large sized flowers when she visited an old museum in the Netherlands full of flower paintings from the 17th century. She dreamed of living inside the paintings, and she has been making large sized flowers ever since. Linda Nieuwstad creates a world you can enter. Please come in and have a closer look.

“I started to make large sized flowers after I saw the flower paintings by 17th century painter Jan van Huysum. The flowers by van Huysum were amazingly well painted; the tulips looked fresh and alive, and the flies were impressively detailed. At each painting I had the uncontrollable urge to step inside the canvas and touch the soft hairy tulips stems and smell the roses”.

100% HANDMADE

Although Linda’s flowers are blown up to big proportions, her flowers often look as fragile as real flowers. The leaves of some of her roses are dried out and sometimes you find a whole in a leaf as if a caterpillar has eaten it away. What’s surprising about her flowers is that they look vulnerable, but in fact they are not. The frames of her creations are made of solid steel frames. After she bends the steel by hand in the right shape she welds the separate parts together. Then she cuts leaves and petal leaves out of truck tarp and gives them a final touch with details out of wool, velvet or paper. Her flowers are 100% handmade and that is why her flowers look alive.

Linda’s flower studio

If you dream about of having large sized flowers in your office, hotel, hospital or during your event Linda Nieuwstad can make a special, one of a kind design for you in her flower studio.

Flowers one of a kind

The first flower bouquet Linda designed was for a Hospital, the Leiden University Medical Center. The day she installed the bouquet the flowers seemed to come alive.

The clean design of the Hospital made the flowers look more lush and abundant than they did in her studio. From that very moment Linda knew a custom design could do miracles.

Have a look around and be amazed by her creations.

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