DISCOVER A NEW MUSE WITH PHILODENDRON AND IRIS

These plants show that Mother Nature is an artist
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The beautiful Philodendron is like a work of art, as though painted by Mother Nature. The unique leaves of this plant not only create wonderful shadow casts, but also look as if they were painted by hand. The iris is also a special and mysterious flower. Not only because of its striking appearance and the way its flower branch into three parts, but from an artistic and historical point of view. It's no wonder that both the iris and the Philodendron act as the muse for countless artists, and can be seen in many famous works of art.

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STYLE TREND CRAZY ILLUSIONS

The current Trend Collection is all about Crazy Illusions. The focus is on colourful, striking and playful combinations of flowers and plants. Why? To help to bring us out of our often-boring reality to another exciting world.  The Philodendron has vibrant, abstract shapes and is featured in many well-known works of art. We couldn't resist making the iris and Philodendron part of this style trend.

PHILODENDRON

The Philodendron symbolizes health and wealth and is a green muse for many artists. Pablo Picasso was inspired by the Philodendron for his sculpture "Woman in the garden", in which the leaves are depicted together with the nymph Daphne. Contemporary artists also love the plant's vibrant, abstract shapes. Examples include the work "Philodendron" by Mimi Little and "Tree With Split Leaf Philodendron" by Peggy Eyth.

IRIS

The iris was first spotted in the time of Pharaoh Thutmose, in 1504 BC. He had the iris inscribed into the wall reliefs of a temple as a sign of his power, as well as decorating his sceptre with motifs of the flower. Since then, the iris has been a symbol of victory in Egypt. But the symbolism of the iris goes further than that. In Japan, the flower represents courage and is the symbol of the boys' festival. In Islamic cultures, the iris is a symbol of prosperity. In Europe, the flower was a popular weapon symbol in the Middle Ages and stood for chivalry. 

THE PHILODENDRON AND IRIS IN YOUR OWN HOME

The iris and Philodendron are born muses, and are beautiful, eye-catching additions to your interior! They fit perfectly with the current style trend Crazy Illusions. And how to implement this trend? Awaken your inner artist and transform your home into a colourful, inspiring place with these two flowers. 

MORE ABOUT CRAZY ILLUSIONS

For more inspiration from the Crazy Illusions trend collection, check out our digital lookbook and our Instagram and Facebook. Show us your interpretation of the style with the hashtag #thejoyofplants.