Melissa Collison

In the studio

The Ananas Trade

With some last minute styling to be done, I called on some art dealers in Paris... I wheeled, I dealed and I reeled in the goods.

I am a lover of Maison Jansen and was tickled by this pineapple, offered to me for Brasserie Ananas in Sydney.  

With a sophisticated client who appreciates fine art, all it took was a few midnight phone calls, and we were able to jet this baby into its new lush home.

With a head of leaves arranged like a crown, it's no wonder that our pineapple (or "ananas") is the fruit of the kings: