Machiko Ikeoka, Japanese Dubai resident and the Parisian Tea House Nina’s Marie Antoinette – have achieved Guinness World Record for growing the “The Largest Origami Flower” in the Kings Kitchen Garden of Versailles.
Machiko Ikeoka’s team and the gardeners of King’s Kitchen Garden created a historical event by reviving Marie Antoinette for a new luxury record. The world’s Largest Origami Rose has a diameter of 5.08 m (16 ft 8 in) and made with a rare Japanese golden Futa-washi (a type of traditional paper from Kanazawa, Japan managed by only 3 families).
This Guinness project shared with hundreds of children in Versailles was aimed to remind everyone of the importance of craftsmanship and transforming simple things into beautiful art.
“We are proud to bring this Japanese spirit to Versailles with such an innovative project requiring a team of 8 people to rise the Rose instead of just one, marking team spirit and intelligent hands,” said Machiko Ikeoka, Nina’s Marie-Antoinette representative in Dubai from Kanazawa.
Nina’s Marie-Antoinette is the only official partner that proposes tea made each year from handpicked fruit and roses from the Kings Kitchen Garden of Versailles, the oldest Kitchen garden in the world.
Founded in Paris in 1672 by Pierre Diaz, “La Distillerie Freres” was the first perfumer to distil lavender and rose essences used for perfuming gloves at the time. Nina’s succeeds the know-how of crafting unique aromas directly inspired from the original Versailles Court to create the best aromatic teas.
Nina’s Marie-Antoinette is fully dedicated to revive the legend of the Queen all over the world by sharing the iconic image of Marie-Antoinette with local partners in Dubai. The luxury Tea House strongly believes in collaboration with local distributors all around the Middle East to create a unique time travelling tea experience in celebrating the refine taste of one of the world’s most famous Queen, Marie-Antoinette.