Planet Studio

RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner

Planet Studio

Where retro classics and the wonderful oddities of the houseplant world collide to create a nostalgic feast for the eyes.

Meet the Collaborators

Malvern Garden Buildings & James WhitingRHS Gold Medal Winner and Best Houseplant Studio 2022

Malvern Garden Buildings have joined forces with stylist and curator, James Whiting of @Plantsbythere to create Planet Studio – a Studio 54 inspired Houseplant Studio for the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Meet the Collaborators

A collision of houseplants, bespoke ceramics, textiles and retro lighting will convey the eccentricities that were synonymous with Studio 54.

James Whiting from @Plantsbythere

@Plantsbythere

Former RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winner, James is a London-based stylist and curator with a love for enhancing spaces with houseplants and ceramics. Providing refreshment and entertainment to ‘clubbing’ plants and people alike, Planet Studio will feature a planted coat check for guests, a bar stocked with and for houseplants and propagation and grow house drinks fridges. Once hydrated the houseplants will meet you on the dancefloor for a botanical boogie.

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Adam Ceramic

Adam Ceramic

Finalist of the Great Pottery Throwdown Adam Johnson has a love for creating unusual ceramics. His work is inspired by artefacts from mythical cities and blurring the lines of natural and manmade materials. Adam has been commissioned to create a range of bespoke planters for Planet Studio, which will showcase each of the plants’ beauty and form in the same way that the club’s guests would express their own style.

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Patrick McDowell

Patrick McDowell

London based designer Patrick McDowell has worked to reinvent the role of a fashion designer – collaborating with global brands to promote sustainability at London Fashion Week’s first ever Swap Shop. Striving to reinvent luxury through sustainability Patrick will re-purpose fashion garments into new textiles, which will adorn Planet Studio’s furniture – paying homage to style of the 70s.

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Green & Bloom

Green & Bloom

Having been established on the Covent Garden Market for many years Green & Bloom now provide a full wholesale plant service. At Planet Studio, they will provide iconic houseplants, synonymous with 1970s interior decorating including Ficus, Monstera and Palm varieties. These retro classics will be set along unusual and showy species such as Aechmea, Alocasia, Caladium and Sarracenia to highlight the diversity and decadence of the Studio 54 guest list.

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Caley Brothers Mushrooms

Caley Brothers Mushrooms

Sussex-based siblings and growers of fresh oyster mushrooms, Caley Brothers are passionate about creating home grown, delicious and nutritious produce. Their beautiful yet unexpected varieties of homegrown mushrooms will feature in the darker areas of Planet Studio – such as the balcony shelf – which will replicate the original club goers who took to the balcony of Studio 54 to observe the dance floor spectacle.

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Mathmos

Mathmos

Award-winning lava lamp creators Mathmos have a long history of eccentric inventions and product innovations. Lighting and movement will play an important part in the design of Planet Studio and will be used to replicate the atmosphere and theatrics of the original Studio 54 venue. Rocket shaped lava lamps and colourful projections will convey the feeling of, quite literally, being on another planet.

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Leroy Farndon-Taylor

Leroy Farndon-Taylor

Leroy Farndon-Taylor is a British artist who specialises in murals. Using bold colours and fluid shapes, he really adds some fun wherever he paints. Leroy will design and paint a mural for the exterior of Planet Studio.

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Mudd & Co

Mudd & Co

Mudd & Co have been handcrafting luxury bespoke kitchens and furniture for over 25 years. They will design and create the centre piece of Planet Studio - the bar, which will provide refreshments for ‘clubbing’ plants and people alike.

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Sowvital

Sowvital

Sowvital creates house plant care formulations. Its philosophy is built around science, art and rituals. Its products are animal free, and use pioneering circular economy ingredients to nourish house plants. It proudly feeds the Planet Studio’s plants.

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Planet Studio will flip the perception of the traditional Kew Garden Room – transforming it into a contemporary garden bar and entertainment space for those wanting a piece of city nightlife in their own gardens.

Taking inspiration from how houseplants and floral displays were used in the famous club venue, the Palm House at Kew Gardens and James’ obsession 90s decorative objects, Planet Studio will be an ‘out of this world’ club experience for show visitors.

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Revisit the Green Room

Our Gold medal winning design at the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show
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