IF TOKYO HAS MADE THE GINKGO ITS EMBLEM, IT IS FOR ITS SYMBOL OF LONGEVITY. THE VERY MINIMALIST AND GRAPHIC SILHOUETTE OF ITS LEAVES MAKES IT AN IDEAL PLAYGROUND FOR THE CYANOTYPE TECHNIQUE.
The oldest known tree species, the Ginkgo has conquered the mountains of south-eastern China where its name translates as "silver apricot tree". Indissociable from Chinese medicine or its dishes, it is also a tree that brings hope, offered as a sign of love. In autumn, its golden yellow hues give it the name of the thousand-coin tree.
The round shape of the cyanotype allows the viewer to focus on the composition of the herbarium, opening a window on the plant. The round shape is also a nod to our iconic crown format.
For optimal preservation of your cyanotype, avoid direct contact with UV rays and store your frame in a room protected from humidity.
HERBARIUM X INVINCIBLE SUMMER
The fusion of two demanding craft techniques for creations never seen before. This is what the exclusive collaboration between Herbarium and Invincible Été offers. It's an obvious choice, as the two brands' worlds are so similar. While Herbarium brings its expertise in herbariums, Invincible Été immerses them in an infinite blue thanks to the cyanotype technique. A monochrome photographic process developed by the botanist Anna Atkins in the 19th century. As a result, the poetry of pressed flowers is magnified by the colour blue in all its power. Captivating creations, where the plant silhouettes transport us to a hypnotic blue horizon.