Monotropa is a Prague-based design studio and brand that draws its inspiration from a multi-local visual palette, creates an oasis of well-being and promotes a slow and conscious lifestyle. It emphasizes natural or reused materials, high quality craftsmanship, and simple distinctive forms. Monotropa moves between a range of different products, and embraces highly rewarding interdisciplinary cooperations.
The name was inspired by a white non-photosynthetic wildflower called Monotropa Uniflora, also known as ghost plant that gets the energy from green photosynthetic plants with the aid of certain fungi, mycorhizal with trees.
Monotropa Uniflora represents parallel to the design creation as we can not stop ourselves from drawing from the endless resource of images around us. The seed of an idea often comes from elsewhere, consciously or unconsciously.
Illustration: Dorkas Jandová