"Botanist designs are material poems" LA Magazine
How it Started
Having had enough of designing mass produced products with no soul design entrepreneur, Dario Antonioni, became inspired to come up with a better way.
"My design career took me to far reaching corners of the world. Shanghai, Jakarta, Surabaya, Korea, Mexico, and other remote fabrication economies. After having witnessed the impact of mass consumerism, both on the environment and its people, I grew a deep wanting to produce products with a greater purpose. I imagined products with an important message along with a financial commitment for greater good. In 2006, after watching the Grammy's, the idea just smacked me in the face. Actors and musicians join forces to raise funds and awareness for a variety of causes. Well then, how come architects and designers don't do the same, I asked myself? That was when I made the commitment and Botanist was born."
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Our mission is to leverage a green just-in-time U.S. based manufacturing approach and online business efficiencies to reduce environmental impact while supporting social causes. Two percent of sales benefit 6 different foundations.
Our Design Philosophy
Our design philosophy is that of ultimate reduction resulting in simple, beautiful forms that accentuate their warmth and function. Powered by the belief that design has the ability to shape entire business models while cultivating consumer engagement, we build environments and objects that evoke emotion and deliver meaning.
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