In 1995 Saskia Havekes opened a small flower shop, Grandiflora, in Sydney’s Pott’s Point. Today, while the shop still flourishes its founder has an International reputation, not only as a florist but as an author and now a creator of fragrances. The Grandiflora aesthetic has influenced interior styling, hospitality, fashion, editorial and even the modern rituals of giving and displaying flowers. Saskia Havekes does not arrange flowers, she curates them. Drama and scale are her signatures.
Grandiflora is still located in the small store that launched her name. And whatever the destiny of her fragrances – already attracting international regard Saskia can still be found handpicking her flowers before dawn at the Sydney flower markets.