MDW 2021
"HAKONIWA - You little garden of well-being"
Event | Exhibition | Milan, Italy | 2021

Hakoniwa is a Japanese term meaning “garden in a box”, and it refers to a traditional Nipponese object: a botanical diorama made of soil, stones and miniature plants. A landscape in a capsule that is always at hand. A pearl of green which, by substitution, fulfils the function of the Zen Garden, a place of intimate and spiritual recollection.

Executing this concept on a larger scale, Green Wise proposes a garden model that can flexibly adapt to any space of the urban environment, indoor and outdoor. And as proof of this, on the occasion of Milan Design Week 2021, it transformed its entire showroom into a Hakoniwa garden, covered in gravel paths and islands of green. A sensorial installation, an immersive experience involving sight, smell and touch; an invitation to rediscover the value of nature, floating among colours and scents; a new proposal for visitors, which allowed them to appreciate various compositions of plants, trees and shrubs to imagine what they would like to see at home, in the office, in public spaces.

Photo | Elisa Biagi