Richard Christiansen by Natalia Mantini
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REV On Air: Mother Nature As Our Greatest Luxury with Richard Christiansen of Flamingo Estate
This podcast episode is a part of the REV x Farmer’s Footprint Regenerative Podcast Series!
Today in the twelfth episode of our regenerative podcast series in collaboration with Farmer’s Footprint, we are speaking to Richard Christiansen, founder of the world-famous Flamingo Estate! Richard shares his upbringing on his parents farm in rural Australia to his migration over to London and consequently New York to become a highly influential luxury brand designer and creative director. In a turn of events, Richard purchases Flamingo Estate in LA and everything takes off from there. Richard’s unique artistic vision applied to farmed produce made for something the world wasn’t yet ready for but fully adopted without question – Mother Nature presented as the high fashion luxury it is in this day and age. Richard’s passion for nature and simplicity combined with his innate drive for design and beauty made for a new way of looking at regenerative farming – a way that appeals to those with consumption at the forefront of their minds.
“I believe Mother Nature is the last great luxury house – and we are making her goods.”
“The volume of people that ask to come here to the house, just waves of people always asking to come over and it’s nice and everything but it’s not even all that. It does remind me of how really starved of nature, just feeling nature deeply we are just living behind our screens. And just deeply deeply disconnected from feet and hands in the soil or the smell of a flower or the taste of good food or the feeling of a hot bath, you know some of those really simple pleasures that have now become more popularised maybe when you hear about blue zones and you hear about people living until they’re 100 because they’ve got community and good food and simple ingredients and all that stuff – it feels timeless to me and we’ve overcomplicated our lives.”
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