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Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Posted By Maria Rosa Pavia On April 26, 2012 @ 3:47 pm In Botanical,Design,Gardening and Plants,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,Green Products,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair,Urban Farming | 1 Comment

Vicky Lamp, José de la O, green lighting, urban gardening, eco design, sustainable design

Mexican-born, Netherlands-based designer José de la O [1] unveiled a brilliant hanging pendant lamp that doubles as a vegetable garden at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair [2]. Dubbed “Vicky”, the lamp uses a special bulb that provides increased light in the blue spectrum, which helps the plants grow. The designer sees the lamp not only as a source of light but also as a resource for growing food in urban environments that lack space for a garden [3].

Vicky Lamp, José de la O, Milan Furniture Fair, Green Lighting, urban gardening, eco design, sustainable design [4]Photo by José de la O

José de la O [1]‘s hanging terrarium lamp was inspired by the structure of a Victorian lamp (that’s why it’s called Vicky). The base can be planted with a mixture of soil and moss, and it can accommodate a range of small vegetable plants or aromatic herbs like rosemary, basil or parsley. The Vicky Lamp is a limited-edition design that allows anyone to enjoy the benefits of a garden in the absence of natural light.

José de la O [1] was recently recognized by Architectural Digest Mexico as one of the top ten young Mexican designers.

+ José de la O [1]

+ Inhabitat Milan Furniture Fair Coverage [2]

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[1] José de la O: http://www.josedelao.com/Jose_de_la_O/welcome.html

[2] Milan Furniture Fair: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/

[3] garden: http://inhabitat.com/gardening/

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