A crew from BBC Maestro has filmed Simon Lycett in the Flower Market, as part of a course to inspire the next generation of florists and give them the tools to make an impression in the profession.
BBC Maestro works in close collaboration with BBC Studios with a mission is to enable people to discover and hone their passions with help from the most credible talent in the world. The BBC Maestro offer is an extensive series of educational and inspirational video courses taught by the world’s most experienced creators, each one a ‘Maestro’ in their field, including to date the likes of: Mark Ronson, Edgar Wright, Julia Donaldson, Alan Moore, Marco Pierre-White, David Walliams, Gary Barlow, Jed Mercurio, and many more.
Simon, a long-term friend and client of the Flower Market, is of course a Maestro in the world of floristry and he was filmed talking about his art in the Market and chatting to one or two of the wholesalers. He described the Market as “the best shop window” and a “Haribo sweetie paradise!” for florists and said that the everyday seasonaility in the Market “makes all the difference to what you sell and what we create”.
He told Graeme Diplock of Green & Bloom: “You make me look better! That’s what I love about being able to come into a wholesale market and exploit your experience.”
Simon’s firm, Simon J Lycett Ltd creates fabulous floral decorations for occasions ranging from stunning yet modest parties to decadent dinners and magical weddings the world over.
The firm prides itself on pushing artistic boundaries with sensational designs, a desire to innovate and an outstanding ability to interpret any client’s desire that has cemented its international reputation as one of Britain’s finest florists.