Umberto Pasti is a writer, botanist and landscaper. When he discovered the village of Rohuna two decades ago, perched on a rocky hill above the ocean south of Tangier, he immediately fell under its spell. So in love that he decided to create a garden in the heart of a desert landscape by planting the seeds of endangered species in Morocco. For this fundamentally vernacular garden, Umberto Pasti wanted to promote and sustainably develop all local resources. Calling on young cabinetmakers from the village, Umberto created his own garden furniture based on the roots and branches of arbutus gleaned and dried in the Atlantic sun. One of the hardest and most rot-proof essences that its craftsmen meticulously assemble before coating them with dazzling colours. This collection of furniture-sculptures opens today on new landscapes for lovers of extraordinary gardens!
Garden furniture in lacquered strawberry tree roots and branches, designed by Umberto Pasti and entirely made in Morocco. Armchairs, benches, tables and storage available to order in different sizes and colours.
To read: A Dream Garden, Umberto Pasti and Ngoc Minh Ngo, Rizzoli Editions
Lost in paradise, Umberto Pasti, Editions Flammarion
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