While access to expeditions to the distant jungle, or even gardens, is limited right now, a design collaboration is creating a brave new world.
Ukrainian design and architecture Sergey Makhno Architects, in collaboration with a couture design studio Koft, presents a collection of furniture and accessories OBITOVANA 5019, and it fits right in with the current trend of bringing the outdoors, well, indoors.
Each of the products are named after extinct butterflies, rivers that have dried away and flowers that will never bloom. In the designers’ utopian vision, they become alive again.
“Collaboration with Kofta turned out to be a prophetic project. We tell a story about life that will be after the future. OBITOVANA 5019 is our dream to be part of building the world we want to have, not the one we are predicted,” says founder Sergey Makhno.
Globally there are interiors channelling wild creatures and natural elements, as pale green, purple and fuchsia jump out from a palette of organic hues.
In the urban jungle of Dubai, botanical-themed bars and restaurants have seen designers delving into verdant rainforest glamour or a blooming English country garden for contemporary fit-out projects.
When it’s time to step outside again, all those seeking out a splash of nature have a succulent array of options.