Favri in Biomimicry
The ornaments of prosperity are one of our first ornament collections. We have focused on completely designing and developing pine cones, artichokes, and pineapple ornament by using biomimicry for the collection and started using them in our designs.
There are various reasons for selecting each one but in common they have rigid symbolic connections with cultures, religions, and norms all around the World. Despite the fact of they all have different stories in different locations, their general meaning are similar to each other.
In order to provide you with an example of our findings, let's take look into the notorious tropical fruit that is the Pineapple. Pineapple itself has additional meanings on the East Coast and West Coast of the United States. Savannah city in Georgia is one of the oldest cities in the USA and was kept intact during the civil war. We have found pineapple ornaments, and statues at the entrances of manors and houses which were used to symbolize welcoming, a sign of hospitality by displaying this tropical refreshing fruit.
Pineapple also means to look tall, show yourself, stand out and be proud. An interesting approach that we have found on the West Coast of the United States. Probably a more original approach from Hawaii.
Similar additional meanings were spotted for pinecone and artichoke in West and East Europe. Prosperity, fruitfulness, wealth, welcoming, richness in physical & spiritual, and luck are the common meanings that we have found out through research. This only concluded our first part of the design scope.
The most important part was to completely redesign them from our own design perspective. Sketched from the ground by examining the structure of each and modelled by carrying the golden ratio properties. A complete approach to biomimicry, respecting and studying nature's forms and looking to add our own touch into the mixture.