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MEET | LEWIS MILLER
Featured 10.30-11.5.17 | New York City has its beautiful moments, for sure. But it can also feel cold, gray and even isolating at its worst. Until you come across one of Floral Designer Lewis Miller's Flower Flashes. And they are exactly what they sound like: street art installations made of flowers. Imagine a New York City garbage can filled to the brim with beautiful flowers or construction site debris shrouded in blooms and that's one of Miller's brilliant creations. And what's even cooler is that, when possible, they're all created by repurposing flowers left over from his high-end events, and are all completed in less than 15 minutes sometime before dawn. Miller refers to these Flashes as "Flowers for the People" and uses them to create bright spaces for anyone who has the great fortune to stumble upon them. So it's no surprise that this incredibly talented and prolific floral designer makes it his business to transform everything he touches into something magical. His company, Lewis Miller Design, has been tending to the floral needs of some of the world's top industry leaders (Carolina Herrera? Yep. Mayor Bloomberg? Yes, him, too) for more than 10 years and has done and seen it all, making him the perfect person to share his selects with the rest of us. And PS: Those eyes. Can you even?
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Born and raised in California farm country, Lewis Miller developed a respect for nature at a very young age. When he was 18 years old, he moved to Seattle where he studied horticulture and landscape design. After seven years of successfully pursuing his interest in design, flowers and event planning, Lewis moved to New York City in 2000 where he worked for one of the city’s top floral boutiques.
In March 2002, Lewis launched his own company: LMD New York, Lewis Miller Design. It quickly became one of the premiere floral design houses in New York City. Miller's clients include the world's leading industry professionals in fashion, design, photography, art direction and architecture. Clients include Bulgari, Carolina Herrera, Richard Meier, Mayor Bloomberg, and JP Morgan Chase, just to name a few. With over a decade of experience, LMD has grown into one of the most sought after and well-respected multi-event production houses in the world.
Miller's most recent projects include securing the highly-coveted Central Park Zoo gala and writing his first book published by Rizzoli New York, titled Styling Nature: A Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangement. Released in March 2016, it received brilliant praise in the New York Times Book Review and Martha Stewart Living. After only a few months of its launch, the book quickly went into its second and third printing. It is currently being printed in Japanese.
Miller's signature look and unique talents have garnered him international fame and when he is not producing major events with his staff in New York City, he is traveling all over the world speaking and mentoring others on how to clearly articulate his brand's exclusive look.
Miller is also the creator of The Flower Flash, street art installations made of flowers. Miller repurposes flowers from events when he can to create pop-up street installations. These floral works of art are created under 15 minutes and all made before dawn. Miller’s business focuses on flowers and fantasy, transforming key life moments in his client’s lives into magical, everlasting memories. The impetus for the flower flashes was to recreate just a sliver of that sentiment and offer it to everyday New Yorkers and the tourists that visit this great City. His main vision and goal is to create an emotional response through flowers. To brighten and beautify someone’s day and to make them smile, the way one smiles when they witness a random act of kindness. Miller continues to flash New Yorkers with flowers and recently executed one in Los Angeles. His goal is to continue this work and bring joy and surprise to urban neighborhoods and their city dwellers!