probably the most famous cactus is the saguaro, with its hard and solid spines
which grow from the stem. generally speaking, a cactus is a symbol of patience,
endurance, persistence and nostalgia. its cultural imaginary is portrayed in the
emphasis of the many design applications.
image by fedrus
the twin sisters tineke and marieke willems, who form the dutch design studio tweelink,
have designed the bux chesterfield pouf for the new outdoor furniture company dutch summer.
the bux is an inimitable chesterfield pouf inspired by the box tree.
the top is made from skai leather and the bucket is made from plastic.
‘saguaro’, by davy grosemans and made by belgian brand das ding
‘cactus‘ coat hanger designed by guido drocco, franco mello and produced by gufram, 1972
cactus ironing board with integrated sleeve board
bangkok based Aesthetics Architects GO have proposed a cactus building in qatar,
draws its inspiration from the ability of cacti to thrive in a desert.
urban cactus is a housing project in the vuurplaat section of rotterdam
by UCX architects / ben huygen and jasper jaegers and done
for vestia rotterdam feijenoord/estrade projecten.
cactus illuminated pole sign
at night the top half of the cactus is outlined in a green neon accent
seen on tricity
cactus and logo design
lighted cactus’, Plastic and wire construction
seen on hart’s picks
cacnews magazine stand manufactured by sintesi
these polyethylene units uniquely contain a fire-suppressing mechanism in the inner steel pail,
which sets them apart from standard plastic ash urns that worry most users.
cactus vase by atelier pelcl, 2007
porcelain ‘cactus‘ by raul rubio for lladro, 2008
grow your own collection of over 25 variations of cacti in a glow-in-the-dark cacti pod
grow your own cacti peepshow
cactus shot glasses. these cute plastic shot glasses will be a party favorite!
‘cac!us’, water carafe by bart schilder from the netherlands
shortlisted entry of designboom’s competition H2O_on the table, 2004
cactus teapot by unknown ceramist
plastic cactus shaped waterer & feeder
available at bird.com
this entertaining ads for oasis fruit drinks – in which the green and spiky-skinned
cactus kid and his young pregnant girlfriend run away from their parents in a
badlands-style mini-road movie – have been judged ‘offensive’ and ‘irresponsible’
by the advertising standards authority. launched in july 2008.
cactus balancing toy by plantoys
seen at lovehoney
‘merdolino’ toilet brush by stefano giovannoni for alessi, 1993
and a re-design of the ‘merdolino’ cactus toilet brush by unknown designer
tokidoki‘s wildly successful cactus friends line of vinyl figures
cactus origami by john montroll
cactus candy company
a world that began with cactus candy made from the fruit of the prickly pear cactus
and later introduced pomegranate, lemon, orange, raspberry chipotle, …
cactus pops with apple taste, produced by zhangzhou southern food industrial co., ltd.
seen at made-in-china
another cactus product idea