#12 Green SanctuaryInterview

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Lush
greenery

Living a life with plants enriches your heart...

Lush
greenery

02 Satie San

Who’s Satoshi Kawamoto?

Satoshi Kawamoto ia a famous plant-artist and creative director behind lush installations for brands like Filson, Gant Rugger and Mr Porter, but most of all director of the seven illusive Green Fingers stores with their own unique sense of style. He’s a remarkable stylist, working with greenery in the first place, and author of some beautiful inspiring books about decorating with plants.
@satie_san

Satoshi Kawamoto is a talented Japanese plant-artist with a superb nose for green style and aesthetics. He dreams of a beautiful world where greenery is a familiar presence, and seeks to enrich the ways in which people relate to his beloved plants________.

What’s your earliest memory of plants?

“I used to go to my grandma’s house every week when I was a little kid and I always observed a variety of plants in her backyard. I was really interested in those plants and asked her about them all the time.”

What’s the most stunning thing you’ve seen with huge plants?

“I feel the history of plants when I see trunks and stems that have lived for many years. When I think about where those plants have grown up and what they saw as they grow, I always get so excited.”

When did you last buy someone plants?

“I gave a plant called Jade to my special one. It’s actually from the one I’ve been growing in my terrace. The reason I picked Jade is that it’s easy to take care of and sharing my own plants with someone is really special for me.”

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It’s a nice idea to share the plants' feelings together with lovers or friends...

What’s your earliest memory of plants?

“I used to go to my grandma’s house every week when I was a little kid and I always observed a variety of plants in her backyard. I was really interested in those plants and asked her about them all the time.”

What’s the most stunning thing you’ve seen with huge plants?

“I feel the history of plants when I see trunks and stems that have lived for many years. When I think about where those plants have grown up and what they saw as they grow, I always get so excited.”

It’s a nice idea to share the plants' feelings together with lovers or friends...

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10 Satie San

Think about where these plants have grown up and what they saw as they grow...

02 Satie San

Who’s Satoshi Kawamoto?

Satoshi Kawamoto ia a famous plant-artist and creative director behind lush installations for brands like Filson, Gant Rugger and Mr Porter, but most of all director of the seven illusive Green Fingers stores with their own unique sense of style. He’s a remarkable stylist, working with greenery in the first place, and author of some beautiful inspiring books about decorating with plants.
@satie_san

“YOU CAN ENJOY SELECTING POTS AND SAUCERS FOR YOUR PLANTS AS YOU ENJOY STYLING YOUR OWN OUTFIT________.”
06 Satie San

Plantencast

Aglaonema. Aloë vera, Alpine, Alocasia, Calathea, Chrysalido carpus, Ceropegia, Ficus, Nepenthes, Microsorum, Ctenanthe, Marata, Muehlenbeckia, Musa, Ensete, Strelizia, Rhipsalis, Spathiphyllum, Tillandsia, Dieffenbachia, Davallia, Monstera

When did you last buy someone plants?

“I gave a plant called Jade to my special one. It’s actually from the one I’ve been growing in my terrace. The reason I picked Jade is that it’s easy to take care of and sharing my own plants with someone is really special for me.”

What’s your most romantic memory of plants?

“I think it’s really romantic when people notice a plants growth and changes as they tend to take care of them. Also, it’s a nice idea when sharing the plants' feelings together with lovers or friends.”

What’s your best trick to keep your plants fresh and healthy so they can grow big?

“It’s really important to understand the environment you want the plant to grow in. You should pick the right one which would suit your lifestyle.”

Do you grow your own plants?

“Yes, I do. I’ve enjoyed growing more than 50 different types of plants at home as a hobby. Living a life with plants enriches your heart.”

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Think about where these plants have grown up and what they saw as they grow...

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Bijschrift

What do you think is an inspiring way to give your plants a pedestal?

“I would put plants into ordinary cups. I would cover the regular plastic pots by wrapping with eco bags, shopping paper bags, or something you can never think of.”

What’s your favourite bedroom plant?

“It all depends on the environment. I would like to put one plant that has soft branches and leaves that can flutter in the wind.”

What’s your favourite pot to install your plants?

“Green Fingers’ original terra-cotta painted pots. You can enjoy selecting pots and saucers as you enjoy styling your outfit. Those pots are breathable, so they help your plants grow healthy.”

Which plant is your favourite at home?

“My favourite plant to put in my home is the wild-look big tree, such as the Ficus tree.”

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“I THINK IT’S REALLY ROMANTIC WHEN PEOPLE NOTICE A PLANTS’ GROWTH AND CHANGES AS THEY TEND TO TAKE CARE OF THEM________.”
06 Satie San

Plantencast

Aglaonema. Aloë vera, Alpine, Alocasia, Calathea, Chrysalido carpus, Ceropegia, Ficus, Nepenthes, Microsorum, Ctenanthe, Marata, Muehlenbeckia, Musa, Ensete, Strelizia, Rhipsalis, Spathiphyllum, Tillandsia, Dieffenbachia, Davallia, Monstera

What’s your best trick to keep your plants fresh and healthy so they can grow big?

“It’s really important to understand the environment you want the plant to grow in. You should pick the right one which would suit your lifestyle.”

Do you grow your own plants?

“Yes, I do. I’ve enjoyed growing more than 50 different types of plants at home as a hobby. Living a life with plants enriches your heart.”

What do you think is an inspiring way to give your plants a pedestal?

“I would put plants into ordinary cups. I would cover the regular plastic pots by wrapping with eco bags, shopping paper bags, or something you can never think of.”

What’s your favourite bedroom plant?

“It all depends on the environment. I would like to put one plant that has soft branches and leaves that can flutter in the wind.”

What’s your favourite pot to install your plants?

“Green Fingers’ original terra-cotta painted pots. You can enjoy selecting pots and saucers as you enjoy styling your outfit. Those pots are breathable, so they help your plants grow healthy.”

Which plant is your favourite at home?

“My favourite plant to put in my home is the wild-look big tree, such as the Ficus tree.”

Text
Rosanne Loffeld

Photographs & styling
Eisuke Kmatsubara,
Satoshi Kawamoto

“I THINK IT’S REALLY ROMANTIC WHEN PEOPLE NOTICE A PLANTS’ GROWTH AND CHANGES AS THEY TEND TO TAKE CARE OF THEM________.”