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What is Biophilic Design?

Biophilia is the "hardwired human inclination to affiliate with nature".  ​We spend an alarming 90% of our lives indoors, resulting in a decline in our connections to nature. 

Biophilic design incorporates nature into the interiors to create restorative and connective spaces, improving stress levels and overall wellbeing, adding cool natural designs to your interiors. It's not just about pots and plants, you can have real pieces of natural art with a huge impact on your wellbeing and your interior decor...

Biophilic design is the latest, innovative, nature-inspired decor chosen by interior designers around the world to decor hotels, offices, spas and residential interiors with a cool mix of art and design that promote indoor wellness and connect people to the natural world.

Beyond interior decor

The natural elements used in all our home decor gifts, moss frames and flowers have been sustainably harvested and preserved by professionals suppliers based in Europe. During the preservation process the sap of the plant is replaced by a biodegradable liquid that makes them retain the flexibility and vibrancy for years, the only requirements are to keep the plants/flowers indoor, out of direct sunlight and high humidity.

Also, not everybody knows that reindeer moss retains some unique features even after the preservation process. This makes its use in interior design going beyond pure aesthetic decoration purposes...

- Natural sound absorption properties - this makes reindeer moss a popular choice not only in residential interiors but also as office, hotel and spa decor.

- Air purifying - reindeer moss purifies indoor air even after its preservation. It attracts airbone particles making the air cleaner and life easier for people with certain types of allergies.

- Humidity absorption  - through a constant cycle of absorption and release of ambient moisture, airborne particles and water are absorbed through the air.

- Fire retardant

- No insects - preserved moss does not attract insects nor harmful organisms as it's not alive.

to create your unique new stunning piece of natural art frame!

Meet me in Dublin or have a virtual coffee, looking forward to welcome you to the biophilic design world!

Ciao! I'm Paola Di Legge and I created NINFA STUDIO in 2019, when I  discovered the world of preserved nature and biophilic design. After spending over a decade in the corporate world I personally realized how stressing and alienating make you feel spending most of your time in an office. 


When I incorporated real preserved nature into my home through moss art, I felt the benefits and wellbeing that living close to nature brings, even when you are indoor. So this became my mission! I handcraft moss art in my Dublin studio and I absolutely love to educate my customers about the fascinating world of botanical art, pure nature that stays fresh with zero maintenance, what a discovery, everybody loves it!

I am also a totally black thumb so I started creating maintenance-free flower arrangements and even evergreen plants!

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The name "NINFA STUDIO" comes from my Italian origins (NINFA is the Italian name for nymph). I was born near the beautiful garden of Ninfa, south of Rome, which has been defined by the New York Times as the most beautiful in the world. 

I'd be delighted to show you my studio and talk all about nature and any project you have in mind so don't hesitate to contact me, just even to say hello at