Gild, is to golden, to embellish. Gild, is a union, a society. Flora Gild is the place to find the exquisite agar flower creations from artist Yi Hsuan Sung. Agar, an ingredient commonly found in Asian cuisine, especially desserts, is a high-strength gel mainly extracted from two types of red seaweed.
We love Agar for its highly moldable and biodegradable features. Because it is a thermo-softening polymer, making things with agar is always reversible and zero-waste. From interior furnishings to fashion accessories, we offer environmental friendly options to decorate. Each piece is uniquely handcrafted.
Flower lovers rejoice!
Yi Hsuan Sung
Yi Hsuan holds a MFA in Textiles from Parsons School of Design. Her inspiration derives from a respect to natural materials and the love of organic colors and textures. Yi Hsuan focuses on making floral ornaments with biomaterial, agar. Her ultimate goal is sustainably bringing nature’s beauty into our daily life.
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