The Montessori Philosophy
The interest in the Montessori Method comes from our roots in Chiaravalle, the town of Maria Montessori, and from a genuine passion for her philosophy. As architects, however, our vocation naturally attracted us to those aspects of the Montessori pedagogy most related to our profession.
From here we discovered that there existed a gap in the production of children’s furniture. On one hand, the Montessori furniture companies in recent decades have stopped researching and developing the fields of ergonomics and aesthetics. On the other hand, the major brands of children furniture have done nothing but scale down what had been conceived for adults. The Montessori furniture proposed by Flowerssori brings all the benefits of Maria Montessori’s method, blending it with a refined and aesthetically modern style in design.
The child at the center of the world
Ours is a small revolution: to bring adults down to the same height as children!
Since it is so important that the whole environment that surrounds the child should be designed to fit his size, we have to ask the parent to take a crucial first step. We call it a revolution because we believe in a cultural change; let’s get rid of the high chairs, in which the child is trapped and unable to move and interact freely. Let’s get rid of beds with bars that prevent children from independently managing their time for sleep and make them dependent on adults.
Our tables and chairs are designed also to accommodate adults; you will see that at “child height” a different world may be perceived, a world that is not only more playful but also more educational, where your child is consciously independent and truly takes centre stage.
Uniqueness involves waiting and respecting the time.
One fundamental aspect of the Montessori Method is the uniqueness of the object, as a means to teach the child to know how to wait and learn to respect the passage of time.
The same concept has been taken up by Flowerssori through the use of ash cut only once a year and in a single sheet so as to guarantee the absolute uniqueness of the object that is made from it.
The hands: the instrument of human intelligence.
Hands are the most powerful means through which the child discovers environments, objects and the experiences that surround him. This is why Flowerssori’s proposal is 100% ecological; we want to offer something that is interesting, full of life and fascinating to discover.
No other material combines all these features as well as wood. Flowerssori is 100 % environmentally friendly, because we use PEFC certified woods, glue with the lowest possible formaldehyde content, and are adamant that there should be no trace of plastic or iron in our furniture, which are moreover easy to be disposed of.
Beauty as harmony.
Maria Montessori believed that children have an innate ability to appreciate beautiful things and that they tend to learn more easily in an aesthetically pleasing and stimulating environment, rather than in a dull and standard one. We pay meticulous attention to our furniture and accessories, because we want the child (and his parents) to be trained to perceive the value and the aesthetic meaning of things. An ability that is instinctive from a very early age.