“Healing Gardens” Pavilion opens at Cersaie
22nd September 2021
The World Health Organization defines health as "a state of total physical, mental and social wellbeing" and not simply "the absence of disease or infirmity" (WHO Constitution, 1946).
Now more than one year on since the beginning of the pandemic, this definition has never been more clear and more relevant, with the consequences of the disease going far beyond those being directly affected. As a result, we are now seeing a deep cultural change that puts emphasis on humans as a whole, which is characterized by the transition from ‘treatment of disease’ to ’personal care'.
For this year’s Cersaie, the foremost international event for designers of ceramic and other surface coverings and furnishings, One Works was invited to design and showcase a special pavilion on the theme of "Spa in Outdoor".
With the transition from ‘treatment of disease’ to ’personal care' in mind, we created an experience that reinterpreted the foundations and logic of the “Healing Gardens”. Through stimulation of the five senses and a physical path between spaces and passages, we created a pavilion experience that seeks to return feelings of wellbeing to each visitor.
Colors, sounds, shapes, fragrances and natural materials are the elements that distinguish each garden and stimulate those who walk through them to listen, connect and interact with nature at a number of sensory levels.
From time-to-time, moments designed to evoke emotions ranging from vibrant creativity to explosive energy and calm will gently surprise and guide individuals as they pass through the pavilion. This is a sensory journey that will provide a moment of wellbeing, for individuals to find themselves and a distinct harmony with nature.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors for helping us create this emotive experience:
Arcadia Vivai Impianti (Green furniture) | Artemide (Lighting) | Cotto Vietri (Ceramic) | Eco Contract Srl (Moquette) | Falegnameria Aresi (Wood furniture) | ICA Group (Coating) | Max Forleo (Sound Design) | PAISA’ – Architettura del Paesaggio (Green project) | Plinio Il Giovane (Furniture) | Wall & Deco (Wallpaper)