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JAILmake Studio’s Awesome Plantable Table Invites Nature to Dinner

Posted By Molly Cotter On September 16, 2011 @ 7:15 pm In Gardening,green furniture,Green Products,Sustainable Food | 2 Comments

JAILmake, plantable, green design, eco design, sustainable design, renewable material, green materials, gardening,locally sourced materials, green furniture, green table, [10]

Plantable consists of four potted [11] table legs attached to a recycled English oak [12]top. Each leg is hand bent and fillet brazed [13] into a twisting trellis [14] for greenery to grow upon. Simply plant and water your favorite climbing vine [15] such as tomatoes or sweet peas in each pot, and watch them slowly grow [16] around the table.

The piece calls attention to the distance [9]we put between ourselves and the food we eat. Vegetables often go through processing [17] and manufacturing before they are set on a dinner [18] table. Plantable not only showcases organic and sustainable growing [19] processes – it also reconnects diners [20] 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 [21] with nature. They use in-house resources and employ local ccraftspeople [22]to make nearly every creation with local and sustainable [23]materials. Priding themselves on craftsmanship [24], the designers have made everything from sculptures [25] and furnishings to engineering [26] mechanics and even electronics.

JAILmake’s massive workshop is located in Southeast London [27], and their compelling environmental pieces [28] have been exhibited all over the U.K.

+ JAILmake [5]

Via contemporist [29]


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[3] gathering : http://inhabitat.com/berkeleys-gather-restaurant-serves-up-local-sustainable-food/

[4] family : http://inhabitat.com/cylindrical-prefab-standard-house-sustainably-fits-any-family-and-any-location/

[5] JAILmake Studio: http://jail-make.co.uk/

[6] table: http://inhabitat.com/panasonic-unveils-solar-power-table-that-wirelessly-charges-your-gadgets/

[7] good company: http://inhabitat.com/inhabitat-acquired-by-la-media-company-internet-brands/

[8] furniture: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/greenhomenyc-launches-eco-furniture-design-contest-for-the-new-new-york-fair/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[29] 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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