In partnership with the iconic London designer Tom Dixon, the arrival of ART FLOWERS GALLERY at The Manzoni in Milan, represents for us the beginning of a new adventure in the world’s fashion capital. It is a new concept of shopping, which includes; fine dining in an inspirational setting of furniture, lighting and accessories, all elevated with the introduction of plants and flowers.
The Manzoni is a dynamic space in which to live unique and new experiences. Once inside, you will find yourself immersed in a real-life indoor jungle by us, now set designers of the flower, conceived and designed after a careful study of the light, temperature and spaces of the wonderful location that frames it.
When we were asked by Tom Dixon to set up an entire area of his new restaurant in Milan, the idea of the urban jungle came by itself. After a careful study of space, light and temperature, we designed a floral installation that survived and regenerated under the conditions of the new present position. All the selected plants are purely tropical and have been chosen because they are compatible with each other. The specimens are unique and the most sensational are 6 meters high.
Areca: a plant coming from a hot-humid area of Africa and Asia. Requires good exposure to light. Its ideal temperature fluctuates between 20-25 ° C and it needs, for the good maintenance, that the ground is constantly humid.
The Monstera: a plant native to the forests of Guatemala. It needs a lot of light. Its ideal temperature is between 18-22 ° C, but also the temperature is low, provided that these do not fall below 12 ° C.
The Alocasie: also called "elephant ears", they are splendid plants very appreciated for the extraordinary beauty of their leaves.
Rhipsalis Baccifera: a cactus native to Central and South America. It is an evergreen plant, easy to cultivate and with anti-stress power. In fact, according to a study by the University of Surrey, Rhipsalis has a calming effect and helps improve mood.
La Guzmania: an evergreen plant, native to the Antilles and Central and South America. In addition to its charm, this plant is known for its ability to clean air from pollutants, the ideal time to keep indoors.
Pineapple: it is grown not only to obtain fruits, but also for ornamental purposes and for the production of certain types of fibers in all tropical regions.
The Muse: commonly known as banana. It is easy to grow, grows generously if kept in a ventilated environment and in a bright position, but not in direct sunlight.
The Tillandsia: it is not a plant that fears particularly adverse weather conditions. It is able to adapt perfectly even to the dryest and driest climates thanks to the leaves able to retain moisture directly from the atmosphere. This plant has the ability to absorb pollutants in the air and is therefore useful for purifying environments.
The Vanda Orchid: among the orchids it is the strongest and most resistant genus, while maintaining the characteristic charm and beauty typical of the species, above all thanks to the very colorful and large flowers.
The Ivy: a climbing plant, evergreen and easy to grow, as it can adapt to different environmental conditions. It is characterized by rather thin and flexible stems that produce aerial roots capable of sticking to various types of surfaces.
The Fern: its luxuriant appearance makes it an ideal ornamental and decorative plant that also has useful virtues. It purifies the air as it is able to filter pollutants and has digestive and anti-rheumatic properties.
The Coconut Palm: in nature it can reach 20-30 meters in height, while when it is grown outside its habitat, it generally reaches 3 meters. Its leaves are long, pinnate and shiny.
The Sanseveria: the leaves are very long and fleshy, of a beautiful dark green with lighter streaks and stripes along the edges of golden color. Due to the particular shape of the leaves, Sanseveria is called in English "snake plant" and in Italian "lingua di suocera".
Expanded clay: it is a material widely used in gardening as a drainage for water, for mulching and humidity. It arises from the firing of various clays which are then milled into grindstones of considerable size and reduced to spherical granular material which is fired at high temperatures giving rise, in the spheres, to alveoli which retain moisture.
A plant composition, a form of art, a masterpiece masterpiece!