JAILmake Studio: PlantablePosted: September 23, 2011
Imagine you are eating your dinner salad and presuming that a few more cherry tomatoes would really notch your meal up from good to fantastic. Now imagine simply reaching down and plucking a few off of their table-stemming roots and popping them directly onto your plate. What a concept, one that is now a reality thanks to the Plantable table from JAILmake Studio. We’ve seen a lot of examples recently on designgush that reference the use of graphic lines in three dimensional design. This table uses this concept as a necessary design elements providing support beams on which plants can climb. The result has a modern appeal that could have special draw for urban dwellers who favor pared down design and a chance to reconnect with nature. More from designers below.
From JAILmake Studio: The Plantable reintroduces nature back into the experience of gathering, cooking and eating a meal. It takes a currently domesticated object and enables nature to claim it back. The space provided for plants to grow in the four legs reflects on the distance we place between ourselves and the processes involved in making our food. We’ve tried and tested climbers, tomatoes, herbs and sweet peas. The Plantable is hand made in our workshops in South East London, where each leg is hand bent and fillet brazed into the framework. A hand made English oak top is then placed over it, for plenty to sit around and enjoy.
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