Why acquire a profound awareness of your oneness–with all life and environment–then, deny yourself meaningful contact?
Verdant builds both quality interpretations of classic gardens and makes daring new leaps into the uncharted territories of art & design.
Verdant’s mission To develop novel design re-combinations that engage people in the riches of horticulture, technology and the visual arts is founded on inquiry-based learning, and is curiously focused on the interstitial.
By nature of being at the intersection of architecture, horticulture and the visual arts, we have transformed into an incubator of talented artisans who gracefully oscillate between such domains.
Flowerbox, located in the East Village, exemplifies our commitment to our philosophy; to skillfully merging the contextual, experiential, functional, structural and vegetal; to achieving the aesthetic, economic and social goals of a project.
Since our 2001 launch, Verdant has evolved, through an inquiry/prototype-based design process, into a dynamic team of Makers comprised of builders, designers and horticulturists.
We're inspired to reveal the beauty and simplicity of everyday life; to create an artifact that enables one to be in the present; to make opportunities to experience the temporal through contact with natural elements.
Inquiry-based learning continues to shape our studio culture. With the goal of expanding our reach, we make opportunities to explore avant-garde ideas through both conceptual and installation-scale works.
While there is a rich history of (re)arranging plants for the purpose of producing desirable environments (e.g. garden, zoo, quad) there is little evidence of this art-form evolving at the speed at which technology is advancing and at the rate at which entire generations and societies are being displaced from wilderness, and wild experiences that make us human.
As we move forward in space, on trajectories which hinge upon collective action, there is an urgency to redefine the agency of design. In a period marked by homogenization of culture and a devastation of wilderness, we see what we do as being much more than creating a sense of satisfaction that comes with bringing nature into the home–it’s an opportunity to challenge assumptions regarding the long-term environmental and social effects of our everyday sensory experiences.
Nature proceeds little by little from things lifeless to animal life in such a way that it is impossible to determine the exact line of demarcation.
– Aristotle, History of Animals
98 4th Street
at Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Tel: (347) 529-5459