I designed a line of furnishings/installations that brings the connection between humans and nature to a higher level, creating a green oasis where one can leave everything behind and be at one with the environment, in a private and spiritual experience.
GreenGate is the door to this experience. It is an object that speaks to our sensations. Following these sensations we place it in our favorite spot, the only position where the GreenGate provides a visual perspective study of the elements of the landscape, producing a feeling of “infinity”. It focuses on the inner part of the self and relates it to the spatial and physical reality, so as to prompt the mind to transcend the physical space. Between the silence and the sounds of nature, the GreenGate is a means that opens up any perceptive capacity, overcoming any limitation.
The Sunrise is an oasis between plants and the sky, without any time and space constraints, giving the sense of freedom to achieve a higher stage, with an overview of all that which surrounds us. The surrounding environment speaks in a different way to people, so that everyone can potentially get in touch with their inner selves. Everyone should be given this chance. That is why GreenGate and Sunrise can be placed in the most disparate locations. For instance, I see them in the garden of La Louve in Bonnieux (Provence) and in the garden of a small apartment, or on the Champs Élysées in Paris or in the square in a small town. Any place will do when you just want to lose yourself.
The GreenGate comes in stainless steel (or steel treated in different finishings), which allows it to absorb the lights and colors of the environment in which it is placed, adding style and character with its rigid shape. The Sunrise consists of a marble slab (which comes in different types) with holes that make it possible for plants to grow.
GreenGate and Sunrise, designed with Filippo Pernisco, and manufactured by Safa Arredamenti and Simeg Marmi, respectively, are both available for sale and for rent for photo shooting sessions and private events.