Say hello to a new kind of lawn chair. Studio Nucleo’s TERRA! kit lets you assemble your own grass-covered armchair in your backyard with its prefabricated cardboard framework. All you need to do is add dirt and watch your outdoor furniture grow.
Piergiorgio Robino and Andrea Sanna started Studio Nucleo in 2000 and business was booming until their method of production became unsustainable in 2005. They are back in business now, producing laser cut cardboard that arrives in a flatpack for easy, DIY assembly. The fact that buyers use TERRA! furniture as a living product that requires regular TLC makes the project particularly fascinating.
After assembling the cardboard frame, clay is used as the base material and soil is piled on top. A thin layer of sand and seeds for grass are then sprinkled on top. With daily watering and grooming you should be able to take a seat in your grass armchair in two months. The team’s Kickstarter campaign also lets backers purchase a kid’s sized chair, a sofa, and sofa extensions for a complete backyard sitting area. They say, “The pleasure of TERRA! is not only found in its ‘functionality’. It is also found the in making of your own place to relax, growing a piece of nature, a place where we all can experience the peace.”
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