Milan 2014: Plant Preoccupation
Last month's Milan furniture Fair was full of plant-focused products that introduced new ways of bringing greenery into the interior.
The Phytophiler project by Dossofiorito was a series of terracotta plant pots with added functionalities such as magnifying glasses and mirrors built-in. The idea being that these additional tools would enhance the plant's beauty and heighten the plant lovers enjoyment of them.
Designer Tsukasa Goto introduced the Fra-pergola - a metal grid framework for growing strawberries. The clean and tidy framework acts a bit like straw, keeping the growing fruit off the ground and protecting it from insects and dirt.
Luxury brand Hermes debuted a new foliage print silk fabric called Jardin d'osier by Pierre Marie.
German designers Zascho Petkow and Birgit Severin presented a rubber vase design called Ashes for Atelier HauÃŸmann. Hanging within metal frameworks, the rubber vessels were made using a combination of 3D printing and rotation casting.
At Wallpaper's Handmade exhibition American designer Jason Rens and British gardener John Tebbs teamed up to design a plant stand with a marble base and adjustable mirrored shelves.
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