Haiko Cornelissen was inspired to create the picNYC Table by his experience living in a tiny apartment in Paris. The apartment lacked space for a full dining table, so he often invited guests out to the garden to dine amid the flowers and grass. When he left Paris, Haiko longed for those al fresco meals – so he created a dining table that could recreate the experience in any living room.
The picNYC Table is made out of lightweight aluminum that is cut and welded in the US. The table is deep enough to plant grass, herbs, and other small plants – or it can be sowed with stones or other materials for a zen garden effect. The table is currently available from Voos Furniture, and if it is ordered in New York City it can be delivered already installed with grass!
Photos by Mike Chino for Inhabitat