Etymologically, the origins of the name Ikebana comes from two Japanese words: ikeru, which means to give or conserve life, and hana, which translates as flower. There is an old Japanese saying relating to Japanese flower arrangement that goes kokoro wo ikeru, which literally means to give life to your heart. In all cultures, nature has always been an essential source for healing of the soul. In Japan, the use of flowers to enrich the spirit has been part of the culture since ancient times. By extension, Ikebana is also considered a form of artistic expression meant to enrich and heal the spirit.
Modern flower arrangements work well as a corporate gifts. Their lines and designs compliment the interior design of most modern offices, reception areas, boardrooms, conference halls, hotels or even wine bars. The bold sleek design of modern flower arrangements make a statement about the personality of your company which can make a difference in the perception your customers have of your business.