In the past few years, there has been a flourishing trend of infusing more greens, not only in diets but also in living spaces. Think potted plants, succulents, mini terrariums and its kind that are often found as centrepieces or decorative elements in personal living and work spaces alike. Surprising or not, the addition of foliage is quite simply a delight to the eyes when urbanites of Jakarta are more often exposed to the perils of the daily grind.
This is where BOTANI steps in. A look into their gallery and at once you’d feel as lush and composed as the exhibited pieces there. Located at the ground floor of Graha Arda building, the gallery serves as a showroom to showcase BOTANI’s works.
Owner and founder of BOTANI Natasha Roesli has been on the decorative plant industry for quite some time with her flower arrangement business, Atelier Fleuri. However, with BOTANI, her medium is slightly peculiar: moss, where she aims to provide an alternative to adorn your otherwise arid living room or office.
To put in perspective, if a painter uses paint on canvas, BOTANI claims to be the first of its kind in Jakarta to rely on natural moss and foliage as the primary materials.
It turns out that if being cultivated and treated properly, moss can be preserved to look as beautiful and fresh without the hassle of regular maintenance. In this case, those who have always found greens and planters attractive but often fail to care for them would perhaps find moss installations fit the bill. Aside from keeping them indoors and away from direct sunlight, only a bit of dusting is necessary to maintain its beauty (no need for watering).
Indeed, the use of preserved moss has been a growing trend overseas — namely, in European countries — where the movement for a greener and nature-inspired living environment is gaining traction. In Jakarta, BOTANI follows suit by exploring the endless design possibilities using moss that are sourced from local and overseas suppliers. From vertical gardens with batik-inspired patterns to dainty table pieces, each item is bound to add a bit of nature and timeless whimsical flair to any indoor environment.
It won’t come as a surprise if the trend catches on in Jakarta. Incorporating nature into living spaces can be so effortless with benefits beyond its beautiful aesthetics. Did you know that moss acts as a natural air purifier? Who would know that moss can be so comforting to gaze upon too? It’s time to seriously consider this oft-belittled plant.
Graha Arda, Ground Floor Zone A
Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav B6
Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan 12910
+62 21 5279888