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The farm-to-table is made from aluminum with sturdy square legs and a tray-like table top. Stones sit at the bottom, which is topped with soil and finally a layer of sod. Watering the sod is done by hand and drains down into the stones. Sunlight, irrigation and interior climatic conditions all determine the status of your table. Unfortunately, no table-sized lawn mower exists, so cutting of the grass is all done by hand with scissors. The table could also be reasonably planted with herbs, flowers, wheat grass or even sedum for a low maintenance experience.

Haiko Cornelissen’s table is a commentary on the quickly growing urban farming trend. The table brings the experience of picnicking into the city and into your own private apartment. The Amsterdam-based firm describes the table as “a surreal experience of nature in the city that literally transforms dining. Suddenly spilling water becomes a necessity instead of a problem, wine glasses need coasters not to prevent ring stains but to avoid tumbling.”

Nature is an elegant backdrop and table decorations suddenly become passe.

Via Architizer

Images ©Haiko Cornelissen