narrative and spatial design

Sound Zen Gardens

"These days we seem to interact more with electronic devices than with our environment. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Dutch town of Veenhuizen, I designed Sound Zen Gardens to help us reconnect with the landscape. Metal flowers amplify the pitter patter of raindrops while willow branches pulled around a tree trunk generate a satisfying rustle, as well as a meditative visual of concentric circles in the soil – reminiscent of traditional Zen gardens. These acoustic interventions in the surroundings enhance features that already exist. We just need to open our ears."

The spirit of this project was inspired by John Cage’s approach to noise and improvisation.


Design Academy Eindhoven

Graduation project

Public Private

Mentor: Vincent de Rijk

Supervisor: Hans van der Markt
Head of Department: Stijn Roodnat


Exhibited at the Witte Dame on January 19th.

Next exhibition at the Dutch Design Week 2016.

Rain Flower. Jessica Bizzoni. Narrative and Spatial design. Designer, Researcher, Photographer. Graduated at the Design Academy of Eindhoven.
Jessica Bizzoni. Narrative and Spatial design. Design • Research • Photography. Graduated at the Design Academy of Eindhoven 2016.

Photo location: Koepelkerk  Hoofdweg, and Generaal van de Boschweg Veenhuizen, Netherlands.

Design + research + photography

© Jessica Bizzoni 2011-2019