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.
Since our 2001 launch, Verdant has evolved into a dynamic team of Makers‒comprised of builders, designers and horticulturists‒through an inquiry/prototype-based design process. 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.
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. Verdant builds both quality interpretations of classic gardens and makes daring new leaps into the uncharted territories of art & design.
What are the consequences of acquiring a profound awareness of our oneness–with all life and environment–then denying ourselves meaningful contact?
The Flowerbox Building, located in New York City, 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.
Feel It All Around You
While there is a rich history of (re)arranging plants to produce a desired effect (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.
We want to develop novel design re-combinations that engage people in the riches of horticulture, technology and the visual arts. 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.
As we move forward in space, on trajectories which hinge upon the collective, 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.
Verdant Gardens | Design
98 4th Street
at Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Tel: (347) 529-5459