An online Masterclass about Plant Design

An online Masterclass about Plant Design


There are many different ways to think about interior design in a way that’s ‘plant first’. To help people get started, and because there’s no such thing as too much inspiration, The Joy of Plants brought together experts in the field of plant design to share their secrets in enlightening video masterclasses. Our master plant designer and co-founder of MOSS, Philip van Traa, explains in these series how to get the “wow factor” with indoor planting.

Next to that The Joy of Plants got to interview Philip about his love for plants and how it all evolved into the work we do now with Makers of Sustainable Spaces. Below a few parts of his interview that will hopefully inspire you to become a biophilic master as well:


Philip gets his inspiration for his plant design solutions from botanical gardens and books. “I have an urge to constantly take in information,” he says. The ambition, in all of his work, is to achieve a sense of “wow” with planting. One project that definitely has this is the Biodome in Reykjavik, which Moss is currently completing. For Philip, it was a dream project. “My work is a success if it makes people happy, if people develop a bond with the plants around them and the plants can flourish.”


In Philip’s ideal interior, his plants would have ample space to flourish. “My dream house would be green, as if it had been entirely taken over by nature. The plants would determine how we design the rest of the space.” His commitment to putting plants first is shows Philip’s true understanding of plant design.


Want to learn more about plant design? Watch the other masterclasses of plant experts about living more creatively and reconnecting with nature.