I'm Paola Di Legge and I created NINFA STUDIO in 2019, when I discovered the world of biophilic design after spending over a decade under the artificial lights of the corporate world. I personally suffered from being away from nature and enclosed in an office every single day, I felt alienated and stressed and I (later) figured that I was completely disconnected from nature.
When I left my job I started handcrafting moss art for my new home and having real moss and ferns on my walls created such a relaxing atmosphere that I immediately noticed the benefits of living connected to nature again.
I started studying the biophilic design principles and the effects that incorporating natural materials, shapes and textures have on human's mental health. They're so powerful that even looking at a natural landscape on a wall can dramatically increase people's wellbeing.
I was (and still am) so fascinated by this concept and I enjoyed so much handcrafting beautiful art using real nature as my brushes that I decided to share this passion with the world.
I am also a black thumb so I had to offer my fellow plant-killers real plants and flowers that DO NOT WILT! (how cool is that?)
This is how Ninfa Studio* was born, I opened a small studio at Marlay Craft Courtyard in Dublin, where I love welcoming my clients and see their wowed expressions as they enter my studio.
Yes, wowing people with "unconventional nature" is my new mission...