We got our first glimpse of the Nautinox Greenline Collection of planter box furniture back in April at the Milan Furniture Fair, and the Italian furniture manufacturer recently showcased a new bookshelf with a trellis structure that allows creeping vines to weave their way behind your reading material. We love how the rigid mechanical steel frame is softened by the plywood shelves and growing plant life – its’ a perfect juxtaposition!

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Nautinox is known for producing furniture for outdoor living made with sustainable materials that are resilient to the elements. They use this approach to create the Greenline bookshelf, which features a VOC-free powder coated metal frame that can withstand water from feeding your plants and won’t leach any toxins into the vegetation.

The space running up the back of the bookshelf is intended for ivy or vine-like plants, and small coated sheet metal bins are placed along the shelves for additional planting space. The button head cap screws are easy to assemble and allow the structure to be flat packed to ship, and they are add a decorative accent that gives the bookcase a rigid, engineered look to contrast the living growth that it holds.

+ Nautinox

+ London Design Festival Coverage on Inhabitat