Potted plants in the office look good and reduce stress and increase productivity, but they can take up a lot of space. That's why designer Roderick Vos decided to create a hanging pot plant that not only saves on space, but also provides an LED light source and overhead charging station. The Bucketlight is the perfect way to brighten up even the smallest of urban offices while also adding a touch of much-needed green.
Each of the lights is made from cast aluminium, which is covered in a textured green powder-coating. An LED light is fitted into the base of each pot, which is fed from a reinforced electrical cable that also supports the entire structure.
“We created sockets in the objects, enabling us to connect our computers and our workstations, avoiding heaps of tangled cords,” explains Vos. This particular hanging plant pot is called the “Powercube,” a variation on the Bucketlight. It features a multi-plug adaptor attached to the pot via a 1.5 meter long electrical cord that stretches all the way down to a desk.
They are currently in use at the designer’s office outside Eindhoven, but those who have a sizeable office decoration budget can get hold of a Bucketlight for €1,900 at Roderick Vos’ website.
Images by Rene van der Hulst