I am not surprised at all. The collection not only eschews long-established design conventions but also touches on the realm of environmental consciousness without disentangling itself from its primordial properties.
Envisioned by Antonioni and designer Brandon Lynne, the Botanist series includes of a cocktail table, a nesting end table, and a bench. What distinguishes the series from the rest of the clique are its botanical graphic patterns, which are etched by using waterjet technology. Antonioni and Lynne refer to the pieces in the collection as “blank canvases” that are “adapted with color, finish, and graphics to capture emerging trends in design.”
Manufactured from recyclable aluminum, the collection is currently available in four powder-coated colors for which waterjet patterns are available and two real wood veneers. By utilizing the creative juices of established designers like Margo Chase, Milton Glaser, Kahi Lee, Brandon Lynne, Karim Rashid, Joseph Ricchio, Massimo and Claude Zellweger, this collection alludes to vibrant inspirations and styles that range from art deco to fluid flows, from the abstract to the ornamental.
The Botanist Series exhibits a predilection towards the current urban design process and its veritable effort to make a dramatic statement that reverberates with individualism and flamboyance. “The Botanist Series takes on the energy of fashion,” says Lynne, “evolving and reincarnating itself from season to season.”