Brutto Gusto – Flowers and Vases as a Work of Art
Even though Brutto Gusto translates into 'bad taste' you won't find any of that in Geer Pouls and Takayuki Tomita's store. What you will find is a uniquely beautiful selection of flowers and vases.
Asters, roses, greenery, artichokes, dahlias and amaryllis - unusual flowers are staged in the most stunning vases and jars. "A vase is an unfinished sculpture. It is finished when it holds flowers." That is the credo the shop's two owners go by. In 2008, they moved their business from Holland to Berlin and are now celebrating their team's 25th anniversary.
Every season is being celebrated and the protagonists are nature's recurring stars of each time of the year. Spring stars tulips, narcissuses and buttercups, winter brings along cyclamen and amaryllis bulbs. And then there's the expansive collection of vases that features anything from vintage to high-end art, all materials and shapes - everyone gets to pick a favorite.
The team at Brutto Gusto regularly present the work of artists like Dutchman Frank Bruggeman or Ritsue Mishima of Japan fusing nature, flora and pottery. Frequent visits are definitely worthwhile!