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Piet Oudolf

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Piet Oudolf was born in 1944 in Haarlem, Netherlands. Since 1982, he has lived and worked in Hummelo in The Netherlands, where he started a nursery with his wife Anja, to grow perennials. His garden has since become renowned for Oudolf’s radical approach and ideas about planting design. Oudolf also co-founded Future Plants, a company specialising in selecting, growing, breeding and protecting plants for landscaping and public areas.

In his 35-year career, Oudolf has achieved international acclaim, and has recently been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from RIBA for developing radical ideas in Planting Design (2012) and the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation Award (2013). In October 2013, he was appointed Visiting Professor of Planting Design at the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield.

Project for Vitra:
2020: Oudolf Garten on the Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein