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Floraissance - a new era

A new year brings new dreams and new goals, and this time they’re rooted in the power and fine arts of ancient Greece. Plants become sculptures, leaves forming unique shapes even the best craftsmen can’t make by hand. Nature, like art, is to be marveled at. Make room and wonder.

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Brazilian-born artist Andre Feliciano was the first to coin the term Floraissance, as a way to mark the end of contemporary art and usher in a new era. One where the relationship between artists, nature and society is re-examined, and where collective, socially conscious art – or art-gardening – is the new normal.

For our Floraissance, we turn to ancient Greece to find and revive a new appreciation for the wonders of nature and the arts, and the beautiful combination of both. Pillars, busts, terracotta pots and Greek gods, flown into the new world with an artsy edge and a lot of female energy. Where we used to see a lot of Roman luxury, interiors are now turning to a more sober, but also more artistic stage. Lots of natural materials – terracotta, marble, stone – uplift the ancient beauty of plants. It's minimal, with soft yellow, pink and green hues, but we also see luxurious textiles like velvet and satin. Imagine a sculpturer's atelier, the soft sunlight shining on half-finished sculptures, hands covered in clay, plants like a jungle to inspire the mind.

It’s a quiet way to start something new, a style that triggers contemplation about the beauty of nature and the time ahead. Keep it simple, but never forget to marvel.

Credits: The Green Gallery – Floraissance, The Gathering
Photographer: Mike Karlsson Lundgren
Stylist: Dennis Valencia