Naturalist Preserved Wall Gardens and Moss Walls are 100% real and always Maintenance Free
Naturalist is a biophilic design driven company that provides turnkey maintenance free wall garden installations. We help our core clientele of Interior Designers and Interior Architects create spaces that promote productivity and mental wellbeing within the built environment. Preserved moss and plants are natural plants that have undergone a preservation process that renders the plants completely maintenance free. Our plants are special in that they are preserved through their roots, meaning no topical or toxic agents are being added to the plants or moss.
Moss wall installations also provide high acoustic dampening properties
Natural air humidity indicator: Moss dries when air humadity falls below 30% and becomes soft again when the humidity rises above 30%
Are the plants and moss real?
Yes! But they are no longer living, they have been preserved and in some cases dyed.
Do you offer living wall systems?
Do you install the wall gardens?
Yes. Our 5-year guarantee for commercial projects requires our trained team to install the green wall applications. Our smaller framed wall gardens come with a 1-year guarantee and are hung or installed just as you would a photo frame or canvas art.
What is the design process like to order a custom wall garden?
How long will the plants last?
Should I water them or at least spray them at times?
Why doesn’t my wall garden look exactly like the photo?
Can my wall garden be relocated?
What if I want to have maintenance done on the installation?
Meet the team
Founder and lead designer Serkan Yapicilar, a Turkish entrepreneur with over thirteen years of experience in home interior products, is the visionary behind Naturalist’s wood and resin works. Yapicilar leads the company in its mission to invigorate the interior design market by offering pieces that are affordable, sustainable, handcrafted, and authentic.
Always on the cutting-edge of design, he was a pioneer in bringing the preserved wall garden concept to the United States with Flowerbox Wall Gardens. These maintenance-free, eco-friendly designs are available under the Naturalist name, furthering our belief in the importance of welcoming natural elements into your space. We pride ourselves in creating pieces that are ethical and well-crafted, destined to become heirlooms passed on from our family to yours.
Yapicilar is not new to taking calculated risks or leadership. He made his original mark in the entrepreneurship world when at 18 years old, he launched and managed his first furniture store called ‘Office Design’ in his hometown of Izmit, Turkey. Today Office Design is still open under the Naturalist name.
Yapicilar was the captain of the National Team of Turkey in Ice Hockey for 12 years, having won over 15 titles. The discipline acquired from the countless year under the iron fist of a Russian trier molded him into the determined businessman he is today.
Kara Kelly joined the Naturalist family in 2017 advising on business development strategies and while maintaining her role as Director of Sales for Flowerbox Wall Gardens. Kara brings 15 years of luxury sales and client management experience, most recently managing the Miami, Florida Breitling Boutique. Kelly has a passion for people and delivering an experience that supersedes their expectations.
Kelly is a graduate of the North Miami Johnson and Wales University Business School with an associates degree in Retail Marketing Management. Her studies took her to Sweden, Italy and South America helping her build her expertise and respect for varying business practices and cultural differences.
Kelly continues to oversee all wall gardens and furniture sales while working closely with the CEO and Founder, Serkan Yapicilar, to improve daily operations as well as handling all new business. Her commitment and dedication as the companies President continue to move Naturalist into new frontiers.
Aytu Aksu is a Turkish-American entrepreneur and co-owner of Naturalist.