Epiphytes by Dossofiorito, is a collection of suspended in white ceramic vases, offering an alternative to the potted cultivation of epiphytic houseplants. The vases are made of porous and glazed ceramic, stainless steel and cork. This new approach allows for the exposure of the leaves but the plant’s roots as well. Here the roots are not contained in the vase, rather wrap around its container as they would a branch in the forest. Epiphytes invites art-goers to rethink the concept of indoor nature and encourage cohabitation; a more respectful and attentive approach to the needs of the plant. Although plants can be domesticated, they should be free to express themselves in a natural way.
Dossofiorito is a Verona based design collaboration founded by Livia Rossi and Gianluca Giabardo. They aim to achieve a more comprehensive approach to the design practice.