To celebrate the opening of the swanky new High Line Park on Manhattan's West Side, Hugo Boss asked us to design and build a window for their 14th Street store in the Meat-Packing District that somehow incorporated garden gnomes. Geoff presented several ideas and the hands-down favorite was a giant gnome head made of flowers.


the gnome head in progress in the studio...



Inspired in part by Jeff Koons' 'Puppy' and other imagery from the worldwide devotion to gnomes, the sculpture features silk geraniums, daisies, asters, ferns, birds and butterflies. Sitting on a hillock of artificial 'lawn', a customized garden gnome nurtures his personal masterpiece with a watering can...


The floral gnome now watches over Geoff's desk in his office!

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AuthorGeoff Howell Studio Inc.