NEW YORK, NY–Family-owned Winston Flowers, an acclaimed luxury florist based in Boston, has announced the acquisition of renowned New York-based florist L’Olivier Floral Atelier. Together, they will offer Winston Flowers’ legendary upscale floral services and unwavering commitment to client service throughout New York City. (Image above, L-R: Olivier Guigi, Ted Winston & David Winston.)
The acquisition of L’Olivier marks a new chapter for Winston Flowers following its expansion from Boston to Greenwich, Connecticut in 2012, and most recently, New York City. The 2018 opening of a 12,000-square-foot NYC design studio represented a major evolution for the company—three generations in the making—from the company’s founding as a floral pushcart in 1944 by Robert Winston and his son, Maynard. Today the company is led by brothers David and Ted Winston, who have stewarded the company through this strategic evolution while continuing to honor its New England roots.
“This is an exciting time for Winston Flowers,” said Ted Winston. “Since expanding into New York City last year, it’s been invigorating to watch our business grow and evolve in new ways. We are delighted to share the stunning work of Olivier Guigni and his talented team with a new roster of clients. It’s a thrill to begin servicing marquee spaces such as Daniel Boulud restaurants, The Plaza Hotel, and The Carlyle Hotel, as well as many high-profile residential clients.”
David Winston said, “L’Olivier and Winston Flowers share an abiding passion for innovative design, unrivaled service,and a deep commitment to our clients. I’ve always respected and admired Olivier’s design work and look forward to our two teams providing beautiful, inspiring floral services together.”
L’Olivier founder Olivier Guigni, known for his innovative designs, will join Winston Flowers as senior design consultant and Carine Bonnet, L’Olivier’s general manager, will take over as general manager of Winston Flowers’ New York Design Studio in Long Island City.
“It has been an honor to serve our clients since 1994. As we celebrate 25 years of business, it’s also important to look to the future,” said Guigni. “This partnership with Winston Flowers will allow us to offer our valued clientele even more personalized floral services, while continuing to reach new customers. As L’Olivier’s talented creative and concierge services teams join those at Winston, we’re excited to offer our clients exquisite floral design under one iconic brand.
”Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2019, Winston Flowers hand-delivers in Greater Boston, New York City, Fairfield County, and Westchester County. Nationwide service is available through the company’s network of partner florists across the United States. Winston is also able to courier select gourmet gift crates anywhere in the USA. Additional information can be found at www.winstonflowers.com.
About Winston Flowers
Founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1944, Winston Flowers began from a floral pushcart by Robert Winston and his son, Maynard. Currently in its third generation, Winston Flowers is run by David and Ted Winston who continue to grow the company through their unwavering commitment to quality and service. Today, Winston Flowers has a worldwide online presence, two design studios—one in Boston and one in New York—and seven retail shops throughout Massachusetts and Greenwich, Connecticut. This year, Winston Flowers celebrates their 75thanniversary.
About L’Olivier Floral Atelier
Since 1994, L’Olivier, under the direction of renowned floral artist Olivier Giugni, has represented the epitome of elegance and creativity. L’Olivier’s distinctive style, innovative outlook on beauty, commitment to quality, and relentless attention to detail have established the brand as the “Haute Couture” of floral creation. Their one-of-a kind arrangements adorn the homes and workplaces of A-list New Yorkers from the worlds of fashion, finance, and fine arts.