“Greenhouse is a product of our stay in Sweden,” Worapong Manupipatpong told Design House Stockholm. “When we were living in Sweden we felt the need to get closer to nature and to make room inside our dwelling for the nature that surrounds us.”
Worapong told Inhabitat that the design is related to the studio’s previous work and interests, which straddles the line between art and design. They wanted to create something that people would be required to cherish. Unlike similar indoor gardens, Greenhouse requires a tender touch, a green thumb, and loving care.
MoMA has exclusive rights to sell the design for the rest of 2016. It can either be placed on a countertop or on custom legs that are sold separately. The frame is comprised of lacquered solid ash timber, and the garden is cultivated inside a galvanized steel tray. Panes of glass protect the entire Greenhouse, which can be accessed from either side with double hatches.
Measuring 38h x 24w x 16″d, Greenhouse is small enough for even tiny apartments, but large enough to create some serious botanical magic. It’s not cheap, but bear in mind that two trained artists crafted the design by hand, and they deserve to be fairly compensated for their work.
It’s still a bit early to talk about the holidays, but this would make a great gift if you’re looking. Just sayin’.