Who doesn't love gathering around a table for a great meal with family and friends? The folks at JAILmake Studio has created a handmade table that combines their love of food and good company with their passion for the environment. Plantable features four trellised legs - each of which wraps around a pot where climbing vines can be planted. The result is a living piece of furniture that calls attention to the distance we put between ourselves and the food we eat.
Plantable consists of four potted table legs attached to a recycled English oak top. Each leg is hand bent and fillet brazed into a twisting trellis for greenery to grow upon. Simply plant and water your favorite climbing vine such as tomatoes or sweet peas in each pot, and watch them slowly grow around the table.
The piece calls attention to the distance we put between ourselves and the food we eat. Vegetables often go through processing and manufacturing before they are set on a dinner table. Plantable not only showcases organic and sustainable growing processes – it also reconnects diners with the fun and beauty of the environment and what we eat.
Founded by Liam Healy and Jamie Elliot, JAILmake’s designs often comment on our relationship with nature. They use in-house resources and employ local ccraftspeople to make nearly every creation with local and sustainable materials. Priding themselves on craftsmanship, the designers have made everything from sculptures and furnishings to engineering mechanics and even electronics.