Projects

Projects are Ilse's favorites. She loves to do projects all over the world. She is very passionate about ikebana and wants to spread it across the globe. Projects vary from demonstrations, installations, and decorations for hotels, restaurants, and events.  Below you find some projects she did in the recent past. Projects abroad are often combined with workshops.  You can read more about her workshops abroad here. 

BELGIUM - WINDOW DECORATION SUSHI RESTAURANT 

MAY 2021

Hanabi & Hanami is the title of this window decoration I did for the restaurant of award-winning sushi chef Junko Kawada. It was a celebration of the reopening after renovation works. 

Hana-bi - Flower Fire - Fireworks
Hana-mi - Flower Viewing

MERANO - CONNECTED INSTALLATION AT FESTIVAL  

APRIL 2019

Ilse made this installation in the city of Meran, Italy, and she worked with vines, Wisteria, the Merano rose, pine, broom, magnolia, euonymus, and ilex, all plants that are in abundance in Merano. 

The steel plates symbolize the mountains, and the vines the flow between them. The installation is called "connection" and is all about connecting people with nature and connecting different cultures and languages.

 

In Merano, German and Italian cultures are intertwined and live next to each other.

Ikebana Demonstration

CHICAGO - DEMONSTRATION BOTANICAL GARDEN  
NOVEMBER 2019

Ilse gave an ikebana demonstration for the 60th anniversary of the Chicago Ikebana International Chapter.  The demonstration took place in the beautiful Botanical Garden in Chicago, which also has an amazing Japanese garden.  

The week before the demonstration, there was a massive storm, and huge pine tree branches broke off.  Ilse could use these branches, which were massive.  Although she never made an installation that large, she grabbed the opportunity and made this large installation during the demonstration.

Contact US

If you would like to discuss your project, or if you want more information, please don't hesitate to contact me at ilse@ikebana.be