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JAILmake Studio’s awesome plantable table invites nature to dinner

Posted By Molly Cotter On March 16, 2015 @ 1:04 pm In Design,Environment,Gardening and Plants,Green Furniture,Green Products,Innovation,Sustainable Food | 2 Comments

JAILmake, plantable, green design, eco design, sustainable design, renewable material, green materials, gardening,locally sourced materials, green furniture, green table, [1]

Plantable consists of four potted [2] table legs attached to a recycled English oak [3]top. Each leg is hand bent and fillet brazed [4] into a twisting trellis [5] for greenery to grow upon. Simply plant and water your favorite climbing vine [6] such as tomatoes or sweet peas in each pot, and watch them slowly grow [7] around the table.

The piece calls attention to the distance [8]we put between ourselves and the food we eat. Vegetables often go through processing [9] and manufacturing before they are set on a dinner [10] table. Plantable not only showcases organic and sustainable growing [11] processes – it also reconnects diners [12] 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 [13] with nature. They use in-house resources and employ local ccraftspeople [14]to make nearly every creation with local and sustainable [15]materials. Priding themselves on craftsmanship [16], the designers have made everything from sculptures [17] and furnishings to engineering [18] mechanics and even electronics.

JAILmake’s massive workshop is located in Southeast London [19], and their compelling environmental pieces [20] have been exhibited all over the U.K.

+ JAILmake [21]

Via contemporist [22]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/jailmake-studios-awesome-plantable-table-invites-nature-to-dinner/jailmake-plantable3/

[2] potted: http://inhabitat.com/flower-tower-380-potted-plants-line-parisian-apartment-facade/

[3] English oak : http://inhabitat.com/stilnovodesign-wine-barrel-furniture/

[4] brazed: http://inhabitat.com/prefab-friday-container-house-by-leger-wanaselja-architecture/container_house2jpg/

[5] trellis: http://inhabitat.com/a-student-designed-community-garden-sprouts-in-rhode-island/trellis/

[6] climbing vine: http://inhabitat.com/la/make-your-next-home-eco-vine-at-the-w-hollywood-residences/

[7] slowly grow: http://inhabitat.com/growing-business-card/

[8] distance : http://inhabitat.com/finnish-family-builds-tranquil-seaside-cottage-in-biking-distance-of-their-city-home/

[9] processing: http://inhabitat.com/farts-to-fuel-new-methane-processing-plant-in-greenpoint-brooklyn/

[10] dinner: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/coca-cola-unveils-its-sustainable-dinner-table-installation-encased-in-a-recycled-glass-dome/

[11] sustainable growing: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/les-white-box-gallery-to-convert-its-backyard-into-sustainable-art-garden-project/whitebox-sustainable-garden4/

[12] diners: http://inhabitat.com/organelle-designs-dowel-chair-is-suited-for-storage-and-a-seating-in-one/

[13] relationship: http://inhabitat.com/delicate-leaf-lamp-mimics-nature-with-a-beautiful-felt-shade/

[14] craftspeople : http://inhabitat.com/joonjung-hand-crafts-beautiful-speakers-from-ceramic-and-stacked-twigs/

[15] sustainable : http://inhabitat.com/industrial-buildings-undergo-a-sustainable-makeover/

[16] craftsmanship: http://inhabitat.com/patchwork-cupboard-is-a-stunning-example-of-modern-day-craftsmanship/

[17] sculptures: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/barcelos-traveling-elephant-sculpture-defies-gravity-in-union-square/

[18] engineering: http://inhabitat.com/bmw-i3-electric-car-to-revolutionize-automotive-engineering-manufacturing/

[19] London: http://inhabitat.com/gensler-to-break-ground-on-floating-thames-river-park-for-london/

[20] environmental pieces: http://inhabitat.com/aleph-mirror-environmental-art/

[21] + JAILmake: http://jail-make.co.uk/

[22] contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2011/09/12/plantable-by-jailmake-studio/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+contemporist+%28CONTEMPORIST%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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