Emily Pilloton

HOMEGROWN TABLE by Sebastian Brajkovic

by , 11/09/06
filed under: Botanical, green furniture

Sebastian Brajkovic Homegrown Table, Eindhoven, Design Academy in Eindhoven, botanical design, biological design, green design

We love the combination of furniture and foliage, especially when it cultivates an engagement between user and object. Our latest favorite is Sebastian Brajkovic’s HomeGrown Table, whose simple elegant form and recessed pots make it the perfect decorative and multi-functional surface. Designed during his enrollment at the prestigious Design Academy in Eindhoven, the prototype table serves as both dining surface and planter for “crops that you grown in the same place where the daily ritual of eating takes place.” The hanging light planters complete the design, providing an brilliant ensemble of beautiful objects and unique function.


Brajkovic describes the piece as a means to “appreciate the quality of life” by bringing both food production and consumption, literally, to the table. He emphasizes the idea of giving life, both through the plants grown and the food consumed at the table, and the importance of taking the time to appreciate lifecycles and inter-connectedness. In his own words, “by taking time grow your crop and eventually eat it, you experience the quality of life and have a nice dish.”

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6 Comments

  1. Flora and Furniture? &r... December 11, 2006 at 11:35 pm

    [...] If you love to dine outdoors, you will surely love the HomeGrown Table by Sebastian Brajkovic I read about in a blog from Inhabitat.com — the table that combines with foliage which kind of brings the goodness of nature right on your dining table. Brajkovic’s piece of furniture is a simple table with recessed pots for planting. Initially, the pots are designed for growing edible plants, but I guess you can also grow ornamental flowers in them. The table comes with overhead light fixtures that complement the simplistic design of the table. It’s the perfect table for patios and gardens, but it can also be used indoors to bring out that fresh, nature aura.            [...]

  2. Natural Design » ... November 17, 2006 at 5:52 pm

    [...] Sebastian Brajkovic developed this brilliant prototype table. I am always hopeful that I could incorporate prototype ideas into my home. Such inspiration! Grow lights are suspended above the table plants. I believe that by seeing plants grow during each meal you will honor the food on your plate. (Also handy for snacking on tasty greens!) :: “Homegrown” :: via :: [...]

  3. sebastian brajkovic November 11, 2006 at 12:12 pm

    the lamps contains growlamp bulps. for growing you could use metal halide or lamps with more than 6400 kelvin light, for blooming you need light with a lower color.

  4. Maryam in Marrakesh November 11, 2006 at 10:45 am

    Intriguing concept

  5. Teri in Wisconsin November 10, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    Cute idea but obviuosly designed by someone who knows nothing about plants. The pots would need to be rotated to windowsills or the lamping would have to be metal halide or HPS to get good growth. There is a reason we cannot grow food indoors.

  6. Dominic in montreal November 10, 2006 at 3:28 am

    lots of superlatives come to mind. You could grow berries in it or something and have fresh out of season rather than relying on trucking.

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