Paper Gardens is a project for Villa Necchi Campiglio (Milan) and its garden, designed by Studio Ossidiana for the New York Times’ Style Magazine. The paths of the garden are dotted by different installations related to horticulture, farming, and hospitality.
Studio Ossidiana: “As you enter the grounds, three silhouettes – between hedges and distant hills – become the temporary facade of villa Necchi Campiglio. Holes and clearings between the walls open up to elements of the villa and the garden, while heaps of different soils (mulch, sand, compost, sphagnum, gravel) appear through small openings and emerge as peaks between the walls.”
“Within a pink raised pavilion, tulips, irises, snowdrops, allium, dandelions, canola, cornflowers await the visitor, staging the world of agricultural, ornamental, and spontaneous plants, and of their botanical and cultural intersections. The pavilion, from the outside, looks like an elevated crown or a huge skirt, only revealing the legs of people within – a sort of human-flower chimera.”
“The promenade ends with a reinterpretation of the piñata: a rock garden of expressive architectural-mineral elements, reflecting the theme of the pavilions, and echoing the villa’s many spatial and ornamental inventions.”