JAILmake Studio’s awesome plantable table invites nature to dinner

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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.

JAILmake’s massive workshop is located in Southeast London, and their compelling environmental pieces have been exhibited all over the U.K.

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Via contemporist

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  1. njh September 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    This is a bespoke item and a glass top is possible, has been considered and is offered, I have seen it exhibited today and it is beautiful.

    We discussed a glass top and it was considered that not all people like the feel and brash sound of a glass table when putting objects down. I came to the conclusion I preferred the oak after consideration – the plants can get plenty of light particularly if the table is outside.

    The table looked stunning in its own right with/without plant material.

  2. anothervoice September 17, 2011 at 9:44 am

    So why wouldn’t you have a glass top on the table? Better for the plants. Better to see the plants.

    Honestly – folks rush these things to market and never consider if the design is finished.

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