Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto (previously) has created an indoor floating forest in which trees and shrubs are suspended from the ceiling. The installation was staged within the showroom of Cassina, the Italian furniture Manufacturer. The trees were each placed in mirrored boxes which were then hoisted above the furniture. The reflections create the illusion of trees growing out of thin-air.
The installation not only acknowledges the intrinsic relationship between trees and furniture, but it also helps highlight the company’s recent efforts in reworking their classics for outdoor use. The floating forest is on display during Milan Design Week, also known as Milano Salone.
This post is part of our review of Japanese design at the 2014 Milano Salone del Mobile. All posts are cataloged right here.