We've talked before about how design can encourage biophilia ("love of nature"), and in particular, nothing tickles us more than seeing functional furniture that is fused with gardening. London-based JiB design studio, founded by Je-Uk Kim, is launching a lovely pair of green-thumb minded pieces intended to satisfy needs for storage and growing things.
Credenza O is experienced differently from varying viewpoints. A standing person may read the circular ceramic modules as a pattern. However, for a child, or a seated person, the aperture in the front elevation allows a different view of the ceramic vessels, and the eye is drawn into the void that they occupy.
One can imagine the piece sitting under a sunny window, with various herbs sprouting out of the pots -- like windowfarms, mini-greenhouse pendant lamps and "parasite farms," it's a potentially convenient way to increase food productivity for people with small spaces.
"Console O" demonstrates the same principles, but on a smaller scale, and with pots that have lids on them.
A subtle and clever way to fuse furniture with indoor gardening; more over at JiB design studio.