With great design and fabulous functionality, Bangkok based designer duo Atelier 2+ have created the Greenhouse for Design House Stockholm.
It is small enough for indoor use but large enough to house a miniature garden.
“A room within a room for nature”, The Greenhouse is a design object with artistic ambitions, a sculpture that makes room for nature in our lives and it’s causing quite a stir everywhere in the world.
“Greenhouse is a product of our stay in Sweden,” Worapong Manupipatpong of Atelier 2+ explains. “When we were living in Sweden we felt the need to get closer to nature and to make room inside our dwelling for the nature that surrounds us.”
It encourages us to give time and energy to our living plants as they cohabitate with us. “Perhaps the size of Greenhouse encourages people to create miniature worlds because it is not large enough for people merely to plant just anything in it,” says Worapong. “It makes demands on the user, perhaps requiring green fingers or the sensitive touch of a sculptor.”
Even interior design doyenne Ilse Crawford has installed a pair in the restaurant of her latest project – a breathtaking hotel fitout at Kranzbach Castle at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitze.
Greenhouse is usually available only in a Natural Oak finish, there is currently a limited edition Greenhouse available in black. Retailing for $1499 and in hot demand, you can order online, or contact stockist Vincent, for more information.