literally, mu is a type of grass recorded in an ancient chinese treatise;
graphically, the three components of the chinese character of mu(莯) symbolize wood, water and grass;
mu filosofia is a reminder of such simple landscape where human is a part of;
mu filosofia acts upon sustainable thinking and minimalistic lifestyle;
mu filosofia invites everyone to smell the essence of flower and taste the essence of tea and co-create a unique space for contemporary art and culture.
based on our philosophy and core value, we offer contemporary floral installation that reflect on our concept. besides traditional floral installations, we are very keen towards creating unconventional, site-specific floral installation which is not only a decoration, but also a meaningful, live being that interact and communicate with the space and the people. we believe that a well-received floral design work is a result of a thorough understanding of the people, the space, the material and a harmonious relationship of the three.
other than floral service, mu filosofia has a tearoom specialising on offering high quality tea and customised, casual tea-ceremony on and off our venue. all the teas mu filosofia offer are carefully selected from small, ethical tea farms in taiwan, japan and china. mu filosofia brings the refreshing, relaxing, creative and calming spirit of natural landscape to a thirsty mind and body.
Sustainable Floral Design
WE DO NOT USE FLORAL FOAM
floral foam is plastic, its cellular structure makes it crumble easily into microscopic fragments, adding to the global problem of microplastics. floral foam is not biodegradable, wherever it lands it will exist for over hundreds or thousands of years, after which it will break down under other influences such as light, friction, heat or interactions with other chemicals in the environment. water containing floral foam should not be poured down the sink or drain. we avoid using floral foams in every possible situation.
WE PRODUCE LESS FLOWER WASTE
we try to dry as much unused fresh flowers as possible. by doing that, we reduce waste and we can use many dried flowers in installation projects.
WE SPEAK FOR A SIMPLER LIFESTYLE
simplicity is our philosophy. we recommend simple and ecological solutions for our customers to get a much lighter, more natural result.
WE DO NOT USE ANY PLASTIC FOR WRAPPING
we only use paper and biodegradable bags for packaging.
WE SHOW THE IMPERFECTION SIDE OF FLOWERS
everything ages. we do not only show the glorious side of flower life, but also its aging and imperfect side, hoping that both we and our customers become more open for small imperfections in daily life.
WE ARE OPEN FOR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANY RELATED SUSTAINABLE THINKING AND ACTS. ANY TIPS ON HOW TO BE MORE ECOLOGICAL ARE WARMLY WELCOMED.
founder of mu filosofia
ru * ruitong zhao