Studio Mary Lennox drawn inspiration for the collection name from the collaborative qualities of mushrooms, and the way they connect to one another through an intelligent communications network (Mycorrhizal Network) which, through symbiosis with other species in their environment, can extend a collaboration between different living species in an ecosystem. This intricate and complex organic communication system is often referred to as the ‘Mycelium Superhighway’ or the “Wood Wide Web”.”
The collection name is: M-SHWY (pronounced MS Highway) which is an acronym for Mycorrhizal Super Highway (or in simpler terms- Mushroom Superhighway).
Studio Mary Lennox is a creative studio specialising in Flower Styling, Botanical Design and Botanical Consultancy.
Founded by Ruby Barber, Mary Lennox is named after the protagonist of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel The Secret Garden, a story which celebrates the beauty, mystery and rejuvenating qualities of nature. By chance, Ruby's first studio also found itself on the corner of Mary and Lennox Streets in Sydney, Australia. The same building housed her father's first photography studio and her mother's first art gallery.
Based in Berlin since 2012 and operating worldwide, Studio Mary Lennox works on a wide range of projects across different disciplines, with services that include botanical brand image consultancy, creative and artistic direction, concept creation and creative strategy, content development, scenography, set design and large scale installation work.