When it comes to bringing nature indoors, the more plants the better. If we could fill our homes and offices to the brim with greenery we totally would (and believe me, we've tried). So this year, we sought out the best botanical innovations. From hand-blown wall terrariums to a full-on skyscraper for plants, we were thoroughly entranced by all the new ways to house plant life indoors. Read on to see some of our favorite designs.
We were wowed by this sleek copper plant pot by Yield Design Co at Sight Unseen Offsite. Crafted from a single piece of pure copper, this beauty can be used as a cachepot for plants that are already potted or a standard planter with the soil placed directly inside.
Handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY, OffCentre‘s exquisite line of translucent vases are made from reclaimed glass. They can be mounted on the wall, so they’re great for small spaces – and we love how they showcase entire plants – roots and all.
These dangling beauties by Philadelphia-based maker Me + She house air plants in elegant brass cages. Since air plants can thrive in either artificial or natural light, they are fabulous for incorporating nature into even the darkest of spaces. Traditionally, these Finnish himmeli mobiles were fashioned from rye straw and then hung over the dinner table with the promise of a good harvest. Made from brass, Me + She’s himmelis truly withstand the test of time.
The Concrescence by Vako Design elevates plants both aesthetically and functionally. Its birch plywood base developed using CNC router technology requires absolutely no hardware to construct. The planter, molded from cement and sand mix, fits snuggly inside the base, helping to protect table surfaces from moisture.
This coffee table also made by Vako Design is laser-cut to house three sweet concrete plant pots. Vako also provides the customized cement and sand planters.
These Hanging Vessels from Wrk-Shp are made from high-strength, yet lightweight concrete. Each planter can even be divided into two halves that can be separated and hung like a sconce flat against the wall.
At this year’s Sight Unseen Offsite, designer Hui Bui debuted this incredible skyscraper for plants! Made from locally sourced wood, this horticultural masterpiece features a cascading fountain that automatically waters plants. It also comes fully-equipped with LED grow lights.
Noble Goods showcased their exquisite collection of resin-filled vases at this year’s BKLYN Designs. The resin is sustainably derived from pine oils from wood pulp processing and vegetable oils from bio-fuel processing.