During Milan Design Week 2017, Piuarch presented Flowerprint, a façade gardening installation completed in collaboration with the landscape architect Cornelius Gavril that explores a new way of decorating surfaces through a sort of floral embroidery. The flowered wall, that cladded the Piuarch building, uses the different varieties in their colour and material condition to cerate a pattern in three dimensions: olfactory, material and in constant transformation depending on light and humidity conditions. The dynamic wall is made of 2,000 flowers including multicoloured roses, oriental lilies, gerberas, carnations, aromatic plants such as thyme, sage, lavender, rosemary, marjoram, mint. The flowers are grafted on tubers using an ancient technique where cut flowers were grafted onto potato plants which guaranteed both a structural basis and nutrients to the flower. Conceived as a constellation of flowers, the installation is composed by 200 vertical lines, 10 meters high, which cover 20-metre length with a 10 cm pitch.

Design: Piuarch with Cornelius Gavril.

© Marco Cappelletti e Delfino Sisto Legnani

Installation, Fuorisalone 2017

Milan, Italy

2017 - built




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Dried flowers

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Botanical image


The gardening installation covers 20 meters lenght with a 10 cm pitch and is made of 2.000 flowers

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The installation generates an iconic and permeable wall, that clads the Piuarch building


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