opiary plants inhabitable landscapes into terraformed furniture opiary plants inhabitable landscapes into terraformed furniture
aug 30, 2014

opiary plants inhabitable landscapes into terraformed furniture

opiary plants inhabitable landscapes into terraformed furniture
photo by stacy swiderski

 

 

 

‘terraformed’ is a series of sculptural indoor-outdoor furniture pieces characterized by small, inhabitable landscapes. conceived by new jersey-based studio opiary, the weather resistant classic designs are envisioned as planters, and are outfitted with built-in irrigation systems, making them relatively maintenance-free green statements.

opiary embeds inhabitable landscapes into terraformed furniture
‘queen anne table’
photo by stacy swiderski

 

 

 

the ‘queen anne table’ has been rendered for use in either a dining room, or terrace / garden patio. signature pockets can be found at the top of each leg, and along the length of the skirt, ideal for planting local floral. handmade from lightweight reinforced concrete, it can be completed by a variety of tabletop options. hand-polished to give its ferrocement a suede-like feel, the ‘queen anne table’ is available in standard sizes, but can also be delivered in custom dimensions, with extension leaves; and can be produced with or without irrigation lines.

opiary embeds inhabitable landscapes into terraformed furniture
‘drillium chair’
photo by stacy swiderski

 

 

 

taking cues from both aircraft construction and bones, the ‘drillium chair’ is formed by a galvanized steel armature that is coated in multiple layers of fine resin, fortified cement. the generous seat fits people of all sizes with planter pockets at its base for succulents and mosses.

 

opiary embeds inhabitable landscapes into terraformed furniture
‘terrain planter’
photo by stacy swiderski

 

 

 

‘terrain planters’ are shaped by organic lines that resemble topographical contours. constructed like the ‘drillium chair’, the large containers are weather proof and rust resistant.

 

opiary embeds inhabitable landscapes into terraformed furniture
‘terrain planter’
photo by stacy swiderski

 

opiary embeds inhabitable landscapes into terraformed furniture
‘eero table’
photo by stacy swiderski

 

 

 

offering a renewed take on the iconic ‘tulip table’ by eero saarinen, from whom it takes its name, the ‘eero line’ is a collection of green tables that feature bases that are moulded from robust lightweight ferrocement. round, plantable areas can be found at the top of the supporting structures, surrounded by either a round glass, stone or wood-top, centering the landscape arrangement.

 

opiary embeds inhabitable landscapes into terraformed furniture
‘eero table’ detail
photo by stacy swiderski

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