In the world of vertical gardening, inspired by the visionary Patrick Blanc, there are plenty of knock-offs with patents pending… They range from twee little gardens framed in pine boards to more design-like tableaux. Some of these gardens are actually quite innovative, like this one from VGTAL3D. It reminds me of a bookshelf or even a clothing rack: a pre-planted panel of plants hangs from a rolling stainless steel frame, with a water and nutrient reservoir at the bottom to automatically irrigate the plants for 1 to 2 months. It can be planted with a large variety of vegetation: herbs and strawberries for the kitchen, exotic and exuberant species for the living room, air purifying plants for the office, fragrant flowers for the bedroom… The images here are quite stiff, but you get the idea… I am currently working with the inventor, Richard Grassin-Delyle, and master florist Gil Boyard to vegetalize three of these “Floratheques” for the Prêt-à-Porter Salon this week in Paris.

Think of floral prints, in 3D… More later this week…



~ by lisacwhite on August 31, 2008.

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