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December 29, 2023

Garden on the Wall® Wins ID Magazine Best of Year Award!

Fairfield, NJ – Garden on the Wall (GOTW) announced today that the firm has won a special Interior Design (ID) Magazine Best of Year Award. Presented to GOTW in the Collaboration category, this award recognizes the firm’s efforts, working alongside ID Magazine itself, to create two garden installations for the annual Best of Year Awards and Hall of Fame Awards galas.

“We were so thrilled by this surprise Best of Year Award announcement,” said GOTW’s Founder & Managing Partner, Mine Hisim. “We were so taken aback, and honored beyond words.”

As an Installation Sponsor, GOTW designed and furnished a unique modular garden for the two Interior Design Magazine events, anchored by a common base, with the top portion modules being swapped out to align with the events’ ethos. “Looking at the Hall of Fame garden wall and the Best of Year garden wall, they are quite distinct and have a different feel,” said Hisim, “and yet the gardens have the same base, frame, and overall size. Modularity makes possible a lot of exciting combinations, flexibility, and rapid change.”

Collaboration Seeds Beautiful Results

“We are particularly proud of the collaborative design process we have followed with the creative team at Interior Design Magazine,” continued Hisim. “Hence this execution was the true definition of collaborative design, bringing the design experiences and skills of both GOTW and ID together. These gardens were so different and yet sharing common ground. They at once embody Interior Design Magazine’s clean and contemporary brand guidelines, and yet are merged with and embedded into the biophilic style envisioned by GOTW’s design team,” continued Hisim.

These dynamic gardens were created following GOTW’s painstaking design, fabrication, and installation practices, forming a tapestry of biodiversity, with preserved moss, forest, and floral species, all in their natural colors.

‘Green’ in Any Color

GOTW places high value in the artistry of its gardens, but there are more considerations that go into every one of the firm’s creations – particularly sustainability aspects. “As we celebrated the marvelous creations and ideas in the design world, the community also recognized the importance of and all of our commitment to sustainability. Garden on the Wall is no different – and in fact, we’re pioneers in this space,” said John Ozturk, GOTW’s Director, Architectural Sales/Chief Sustainability Officer. Citing the firm’s unmatched 3rd party sustainability and material health credentials, Ozturk went on to note that the two gardens on display at the awards ceremonies were, just like all of the firm’s gardens, sustainably sourced, preserved, and installed, with documented material credentials every step of the way. “We at Garden on the Wall congratulate all the brilliant work in the design world this year, and especially celebrate the ‘green’ revolution in architecture and design, which adds even more importance to everything we do,” said Ozturk.


About Garden on the Wall

Garden on the Wall® is an award-winning provider of turn-key, maintenance-free garden installations created with all natural preserved plants. Our gardens require no water, sunlight, or soil and retain their vibrant look for 10-15 years. Our gardens are the idyllic fulfilment of biophilic aspirations for any interior space.


For More Information

Miné Hisim, CSI
Founder & Managing Partner
Direct: 1-973-567-6800 ext.101
Cell: 201-463-3647
[email protected]