A new mall in Prague has a beautiful array mini gardens hanging above one of its escalators. Like a living mobile, the installation dazzles shoppers as they change levels. The green planters are made from recycled materials, and they were designed and built by the designers at Alexis Tricoire, who specialize in living installations.
The Green Mobile Project by Alexis Tricoire is a series of hanging mini gardens above a set of escalators. The mobiles’ sculptural form was inspired by shopping bags with a rectilinear volume with a cutout like shopping handles. Inside rich and luscious plants grow and spill out over the sides, like a bag full from shopping.
Part plant, sculpture and light fixture, the Green Mobiles are outfitted with mini LED lights to illuminate the plants. The mobiles are hung from a light bar that zig zags around the ceiling above the escalators. In keeping with the green theme, the mobiles were made from 3Form Varia with 40% recycled content. 3Form is a recycled eco resin product manufactured in the US that can be used for a variety of projects and here they were cut and formed together to create the shopping bag-inspired planters.
Images ©Alexis Tricoire