Last Chance to See Studio Mary Lennox Botanical at the St. Regis Venice

January 6 (Epiphany) marks the end of the Christmas season. However, there’s still time to see the latest creative partnership between the St. Regis Venice and Berlin-based Studio Mary Lennox. The studio designed a festive and sculptural intervention for the holidays which is on view until the end of January.

St. Regis Venice lobby

Studio Mary Lennox designed ethereal, gravity-defying installations that invite guests to explore the stately rooms through a botanical lens. Famous for their surreal, dream-like installations, the studio is one of the leading and most sought-after floral designers who regularly works with some of the biggest brands in the luxury market (such as Cartier, Hermes, Porsche, and many others).

Inspired by Ai Weiwei

The botanical installation is inspired by the iconic Ai Weiwei artwork in the Grand Salone, dripping garlands of pink Amaranth in organic form animate the splendid room. In the galleries as well as in the entrances of the hotel, the studio recreated its iconic floating sculptural “cloud” compositions. The work is made of over ten thousand glass Christmas ornaments as protagonist, inspired by the color palette of the St. Regis and the hues of its Italianate Garden.

Studio Mary Lennox botanical installation and Ai Weiwei installation at the St. Regis Venice
Studio Mary Lennox & Ai Weiwei installation at the St. Regis Venice

Studio Mary Lennox’s floral installations inspired the iconic hotel’s “The Art of Celebration” New Year’s Eve Gala. Distinguished guests enjoyed an immersive performance curated by Antonia Sautter, Creative Director of Il Ballo del Doge (a Venetian masquerade ball), to complement the hotel’s permanent collection of contemporary art while drawing on Mary Lennox’s unique style for inspiration.

Visiting Venice in 2023?

The St. Regis Venice combines historic legacy with modern luxury in a privileged location beside the Grand Canal surrounded by views of Venice’s most iconic landmarks. Through a meticulous restoration of the unique collection of five Venetian palaces, the hotel’s design celebrates the modern spirit of Venice, boasting 130 guestrooms and 39 suites, many with furnished private terraces with incomparable views of the city. Uncompromising glamour extends naturally to the hotel’s restaurants and bars, which offers a range of exquisite dining and beverage options for Venetians and visitors alike including the private Italianate Garden (a refined space for local tastemakers and guests to mingle), Gio’s Restaurant & Terrace (the hotel’s signature restaurant), and The Arts Bar, where cocktails have been specially created to celebrate masterpieces of art.

For more information, please visit | @stregisvenice

Learn more about Studio Mary Lennox | @ruby_marylennox

All Images © Lavinia Colonna of Veneto Secrets | @venetosecrets @laviniacolonnapreti

Lisa Morales


Based in Miami, I am the Editor-in-Chief for Live in Italy Magazine. I am a member of the International Food Wine Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and contributor to internationally recognized art; food and wine; and travel publications. In my free time, I love to cook and bake; take photographs; go for nature walks; and run on the beach. I am WSET 2 Certified and working on the CSW. I look forward to getting to know you! Follow Us @LiveInItalyMag 🇮🇹.

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