Interview NADIEH BALTUS
Clean and refreshing. Colourful and full of simplicity. Studio Balt is innovative and we love her work!
Nadieh quickly caught our interest. Instagram is her second home where we immediately fell in love with her work. Refreshing, innovative, colourful and sometimes minimalistic and simplistic. In short, a talent with (just) 2 years of experience and already this excellent. We couldn’t pass on her for our next Talent Stage. Nadieh Baltus from Studio Balt, bring it on!
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“Last year, my grandma suddenly passed away, for her I created my first mourning piece”
When did the moment “I’m going to work with flowers!” happen?
After my study in the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) I decided to follow my heart and return to Limburg. I enjoyed the space and nature Limburg had to offer so much I went on to instal a flower garden. The abundance of flowers enabled me to experiment endlessly. I found it inspiring to create something with my homegrown flowers. From that moment forward, I knew I found my calling.
What made the flower industry so fun and challenging for you?
I find the visible transience of the flowers fascinating. We keep putting fresh flowers into our vases whilst knowing it’ll last briefly. Flowers contribute to a valuable memory; It has something poëtic. My work is always a translation of the mood or emotion my customer has in mind. Getting this right is what makes me love my work the most.
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What are you most proud of and why?
Last year, my grandma suddenly passed away. To me, she was the flower queen. I made my first mourning piece for her. Despite being overwhelmed by emotions I knew what to do. It felt like she showed me the way. In my work, I always try to bring those feelings along, because I know how valuable a goodbye with flowers can be.
What is the ultimate assignment for you? A wedding for a celebrity, furnishing the Rijksmuseum, or furnishing a dinner for the Royals?
Furnishing the Rijksmuseum would be an amazing experience. In the future I’d love to shift my focus from allround florist to larger assignments where I can express my creativity even more. I’d love to take the time for a project and creating a concept which is thought out to the finest detail.