“Domestic Ponds” are Tabletop Ecosystems for Your Home

by , 11/09/10

eco system, domestic ponds, symbiosis, natural filter, aquarium, blown glass, sustainable design, green design

“Liquid Garden” is the name of Benjamin Graindorge’s pond, which combines a vase and aquarium with elements of blown glass. By using glass containers of different shapes Graindorge creates a translucent vertical garden, reminiscent of a landscape or natural habitat.

Eric Jourdan’s version called “Castle” is perhaps the most literal one, with an open water feature intended to be viewed as a lake. “Castle” is made from ceramic and has a moat with a tower of integrated plants and sand.

The “Domestic Ponds” exhibition is currently taking place at Galerie BSL, Paris, France, and will be open until November 27th, 2010. Each domestic pond is made in a limited edition of 10 units.

+ Galerie BSL

+ Duende Studio

Via David Report

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  1. Alessio January 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Fish are not objects of design. Please respect animals and leave them living in their natural surroundings.

  2. Garuf November 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I think they Diana Walstead’s ecology of the planted aquarium to truely understand the ecosystem they desire, What they have here will never be in balance.

    Much better examples of this concept are ADA’s Wabi kusa plant bowls, Tropica’s water tubs or any “low tech el natural” system(searching google will provide the mentioned examples). Much better for the fish too who will slowly die in these environs, especially the fish chosen which are wholly unsuitable for the sizes of aquarium provided, design shouldn’t excuse ill-treatment of animals.

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