haiko cornelissen architecten: picNYC
dec 17, 2011
haiko cornelissen architecten: picNYC



‘picNYC’ by haiko cornelissen architecten
image by alan tansey

new york and amsterdam-based dutch architect haiko cornelissen of haiko cornelissen architecten has created the ‘picNYC’ table.
the grass surface of the furniture allows the urban resident to easily conduct an outdoor-feeling meal indoors. the surreal piece
may be altered with the addition of small vegetables or herbs to fit the needs of the table owner as the shape and function
of the work is informed by the recently popular cultural movement of urban farming.

‘picNYC’ is made from lightweight aluminum frame which holds the
grass, soil, and stones and maintains its shape
by the hand trimming of
the grass its owner.  the dining experience of the individual is influenced by the nature of
the piece-
the spilling of water becomes necessity from what is
typically an accident. due to the lively quality to the piece, the form,
and color of the ‘picNYC’ is shaped by the environment in which the table exists.


detailed view of the table
image by alan tansey


alternate view of the table

image by iwan baan


wide view of the ‘picNYC table’


conceptual drawing

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