tim van de weerd reveals monstera plant pots at dutch design week 2014
all images courtesy of tim van de weerd
presented at dutch design week 2014, tim van de weerd has invented his own species of plant pots with the ‘monstera’ series: one that liberates the vegetation from the windowsill so that it can regain its natural freedom. the containers, with their ornate roots, are an extension of the plant, rather than a separate object (which is also the reason why they bear a botanical name). thus, the design casts a new light on the otherwise rigid and oppressive traditional form.
the constructs are made from chemical epoxy clay
the set is comprised of two versions: the ‘magnifica’, a high, exalted version, and the lower ‘fugiens’. the fragile-looking legs of both pieces are made of embedded steel bars. these are bent by hand to become the organs that reach into the ground and are molded with industrial, chemical epoxy clay. this approach displays a seemingly impossible construction as a solid mass is supported by thin yet unexpectedly strong and stable legs. the collection can be viewed and purchased at the concept store eindhoven in utrecht, or by contacting the designer directly at his studio in vechtclub XL.
closeup of the legs
the containers without plants
the legs are made of steel bars bent by hand