Denitsa grew up spending each summer at her grandparents’ village on the Danubian plain, surrounded by lush forests, hills covered in thyme and lemon balm, vineyards and plentiful orchards. Playing outside from morning to nightfall made her aware of things like how the sunlight seeps through the leaves of the mulberry tree, or how the wind in the pine branches makes them sing.
Moving to London to study design cut her off from those experiences of the natural world. The contacts she had with her friends’ children would evoke the wonders from her childhood. The children’s spontaneous ability to inhabit each moment, and to find treasures in seemingly everyday things, appeared like a super power - life-giving, and renewing, like being in a forest in spring.