Young Wellington designer eyes success at Ellerslie
18 February, 2013
Young Wellington designer eyes
success at Ellerslie
Bayley LuuTomes is coming to Christchurch with one burning ambition; to capture glory at the Ellerslie International Flower Show.
The Wellingtonian is entering the Emerging Designs - Student of the Year competition in which entrants must design and build a rooftop garden ideal for hosting and entertaining guests.
For Bayley LuuTomes it is a chance to demonstrate all the skills that he is learned since giving up his career in the advertising industry to pursue his passion for landscape design.
"My passion for gardening has been grafted with my eye for design," says Bayley, who set up his own company, BLT Designs, in October last year.
He has enlisted international lighting designer Kevin Cawley to help him come up with the ultimate lighting design to illuminate his rooftop garden for people who love to entertain at twilight.
Called 'Living Art' the multifunction garden features a glass bridge, coloured glass pergola and moving mirror image from Metro Glasstech. An outdoor TV from H2OTV, and new plant releases from Gardening Solutionz.
He has entrusted the construction of his design to Mark Hattrill and his team from H&H Builders Ltd.
Designed so that people can entertain in many different ways, the garden easily transforms into several different layouts.
Bayley LuuTomes, who has enjoyed success at local gardening shows, says he wanted to create a multifunctional garden and found inspiration in the works of famous Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian.
"The design is based on simple harmonies, straight lines, right angles and primary colours," says Bayley LuuTomes.
The Emerging Designs - Student of the Year competition is open to all students of landscape, design and horticulture and provides an opportunity for them to demonstrate their design flare.
In recent years the competition has been a career launch pad for many young designers.
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