The EGG garden is a glimpse of a primaeval world, guarded in a prestigious building in Como. A tiny garden designed to offer a scenographic setting to the offices at the ground floor. And, at the same time, an inspiring green environment to the upper floors. The dimmed light of the north-facing atrium suggested the idea of evoking a leap in time with landscape design. As in a virgin forest, ferns fill the inner ellipse of brown metal. In the outer one, quartzite chips evoke the sparkle of the water. Hydrangeas climb a diamond-shaped treillage while acanthus and periwinkle colonize the custom-made planters. The dark green foliage visually improves the depth of the scene. The very protagonist of the EGG garden is the cor-ten® steel sculpture, designed to evoke the mystery of the origins of life on Earth. The colour palette, set to natural hues, aims to improve the well-being of the working place. The design exploits the dynamic curves of the ellipses to obtain a lively composition. The vegetation favours species with dense foliage and exotic shapes to convey the image of an uncontaminated place.
The EGG sculpture construction and installation process, and the planting gallery:
Location: Como, Italy
Site area: 36 sqm
Partners: Fusaro Mario Srl (Egg sculpture), Società Agricola Panda Srl (vegetation) Barducco carpenteria metallica (metal cladding, planters and treillage)
Year: 2012 (design), 2013 (construction)
Services: Concept, executive and construction design, EGG sculpture design, works supervision