▼ 悬挂着的绿意，Botanical Hanger
▼设计将美丽的花卉和绿植给生活注入生机和活力，“Botanical Hanger”, was born of the wish to bring something floral and green into the everyday.
A flower can completely entrance the beholder, and make conflict and aggression seem mere folly. Have you ever taken the time to truly appreciate the beauty of an orchid? It was seeing Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia on television when I was in my second year of high school that set me on the path toward becoming a creator. “Nothing is art if it does not come from nature”, Gaudi declared, and drawing inspiration from the natural world, he brought numerous masterpieces to life.
Another major figure for me in my journey was the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who used the term “organic architecture” to describe his own work. “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature”, he said. So “nature” itself was, in effect, grand master and teacher to my own masters and teachers. The beauty of nature cannot be equalled.
For me, the desire to be close to nature is ever-present, but in modern society contact with the natural world tends to be rather limited. In confronting that reality, this work, “Botanical Hanger”, was born of the wish to bring something floral and green into the everyday.
The mere presence of greenery in your life is affirming and replenishing. The act of admiring a flower has a soothing effect on the mind, and helps you to look out at the world from a calmer perspective. In a world of so much frenzied competition for resources and territory, and conflicts arising out of different belief systems, it gives us hope that there might be another approach.
Photo by Joji Okamoto
Design by Satoshi Itasaka / the design labo
Material and size
S size H750
M size H1200
Gold plated steel
S size H700
M size H1150
L size H1600