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Mario Nobile

Mario Nobile Flower designer
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
Monday 16:00 - 19:30, Tuesday to Friday 10:00 - 12:30/16:00 - 19:30, Saturday 10:00 - 14:00/16:00 - 19:30
Phone:
+39 0283412117
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The beauty of imperfection

  • • Mario quit his job to be a flower designer
  • • His compositions are spontaneous and asymmetrical
  • • One of his specialities is “flower sushi”

One day, a few years ago, Mario Nobile was riding his bike through a flower market in the centre of Milan when he spotted a guy, a florist, who was handing over a potted plant to a lady. He had a big smile on his face and Mario instantly wanted to be happy like him. That’s why he resigned from the pharmaceutical company where he had been working for 12 years, after studying chemistry and pharmacy at university. It was a well paid job, but he didn’t like the life he was living. So he opened Offfi, his small flower shop in the heart of the Isola district, one of the most fashionable in town, where he sells his unique floral creations.

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Works

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Photo: ©Michael Gardenia
Flowered pumpkin

An autumn composition, where a carved pumpkin becomes the unconventional vase for a rich bouquet of eucalyptus, wax flower, leucadendron, eryngium, goldenrod, thlaspi and carnation.

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Photo: ©Michael Gardenia
Sushi

A playful “flower sushi”, where a multicoloured bouquet is held together by a orange moquette fabric rolled like a nori seaweed. The flowers used are hydrangea, aster, goldenrod, rose Free Spirit, echinacea and panicum.

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Photo: ©Michael Gardenia
The flower bell jar

Protected by a clear bell jar, this simple composition of dried flowers - flax fruits, acroclinium, broom, phalaris and globe amaranth - is delicate, spontaneous and bound to last forever.

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