Design graduate Florian Wegenast has created a range of furniture that incorporates plant holders, as a way of maximizing green space in tight urban environments. He began his Open Garden series while studying at London’s Central Saint Martins, but presented the project’s latest developments during this year’s Dutch Design Week. The whole collection includes stools, benches and tables that store plants.
The two newest pieces in the collection are made from terrazzo and plywood – a combination Wegenast picked to make the furniture more water resistant. A simple stool is formed by two plywood sheets, which slot together and are topped with a terrazzo seat. An accompanying terrazzo plant pot has grooves cut into the underneath so it can be fitted onto the wooden base. All pieces can be assembled without the need for any nails, adhesive or separate attachments. The designer also created an app, which uses open-source design to help individuals create physical gardens and features a geotagging network to help connect communities of green-fingered enthusiasts.
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