Brazen Botany is a statement art houseplant collection by Irish designer Caroline Byrne, that brightens up any space with a cool, tropical touch. Along with us – everyone seems to have fallen in love with these botanical paper sculptures. The collection includes various styles, inspired by actual plant species, that give in personality what they lack in chlorophyll, and the best part of all, they require absolutely no maintenance. The Brazen Botany collection blends “the worlds of art and nature in your home”, and is just the perfect showpiece to add to your shelf.
Each paper plant sculpture is handcrafted, while each style is unique with its own intricate details and color palettes. Every leaf is made with hand-cut layers of artisan quality paper before being delicately and skillfully assembled. The love and care put into each design detail show in the quality and craftsmanship of the wonderful, unique tropical houseplant that thrives under any circumstances, regardless of its owner’s green-thumb level.
Formally working as a set designer, during the 2020 lockdown in London, Byrne wanted “to bring that vibrance and atmosphere into my own home”
Brazen Botany came to life during the 2020 lockdown when Byrne, who formally works as a set designer in London creating ad campaigns and window displays for luxury brands, felt her home paled in comparison with her colorful and bustling life as a designer. “I wanted to bring that vibrance and atmosphere into my own home, but all my previous attempts with plant parenting had ended in failure. This became my problem to solve as I endeavored into creating something everlasting”, Byrne writes about the beginning of the project.
I became playful with colors and textures and went beyond what exists in nature to create my own statement art houseplants, made of my favorite high-quality materials.
“I decided to put my skills, passion, and artistic license to good use and create the magic of a tropical jungle inside my home. I became playful with colors and textures and went beyond what exists in nature to create my own statement art houseplants, made of my favorite high-quality materials.”
You can follow the growth of the Brazen Botany plant family on Instagram, and buy your own plant baby here.