Garden city: inside Wallpaper* and EcoWorld Ballymore’s Wardian installation
Wallpaper* and property developers EcoWorld Ballymore co-hosted a waterside party in east London to launch a new installation inspired by the Wardian cases popular with botanical explorers during the 19th century. Wallpaper* collaborated with landscape architects Camlins to create Wardian E14, a glasshouse installation that references the themes, textures, ambiance and aesthetics of EcoWorld Ballymore’s spectacular Wardian London development, currently under construction at Canary Wharf.
With the assistance of Camlins’ Huw Morgan, Wallpaper’s creative department sourced furniture by eminent design brands from around the world and curated a cabinet of curiosities that reflected the development’s green theme. Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, in association with Camlins, Wardian London channels this botanical influence with apartments in the development’s 50 and 55 storeys cloud busters propagated throughout by meticulously planned green sanctuaries and sky gardens, featuring more than 100 different species of plants and flowers. The beautifully designed living spaces will offer inhabitants a uniquely lush urban perspective and a sense of escape while still remaining connected to the buzz of the big city.
Guests at the Wardian E14 launch party were given a taste of Wardian London’s unique, garden city lifestyle via EcoWorld Ballymore’s elegantly appointed sales suite and rosemary-tinged Bombay Sapphire gin and tonics served in our hothouse installation.
Photography: Oliver Rudkin