johan kauppi launches illuminated frame for potted plants at stockholm furniture fair 2018

johan kauppi launches illuminated frame for potted plants at stockholm furniture fair 2018

if you dream of working next to a dense mini-jungle or displaying your beautiful orchids in a different way, then you’ll enjoy the swedish studio kauppi & kauppi’s new ‘limbus greenframe’ project — a huge minimalist wooden frame that celebrates potted plants and greenery, and makes them look even more attractive! this illuminated frame highlights the plants you’ve picked for your interior with its delicate LED line.

the frame filled with favorite plants



standing on two small props, greenframe is not only a lamp and a shelf for the plants but also a space divider, which can be put in the middle of the room or adjusted to a wall. having several frames, one can create a sophisticated partition arranging them in lines or setting them in angles.

without plants – like an empty canvas



‘I wanted to investigate how much a floor screen could be simplified’, the designer johan kauppi explains. ‘when everything except the naked elegant wood frame was reduced, I became interested in seeing what it could be filled with. I often long for the forest and have a beautiful norfolk pine at my desk, which always makes me happy’.

a perspective view of limbus greenframe



‘perhaps my plants could fit in the frame?’, kauppi continues. ‘to make plants grow and prosper, light is needed. glimakra of sweden has great knowledge of wood production and did a great job when managed to integrate the lighting in the top of the frame and to conceal the technology in the frame itself. the result is a stripped and restrained furniture in solid wood, a mixture of a room divider, green furniture and light fixture’.

the significant legs and plant saucers are carefully manufactured details matching the slender frame



‘limbus green frame’ is a ‘sibling’ to ‘limbus subtle’ — a soundproof floor screen, which is also a result of the collaboration of kauppi & kauppi and glimakra of sweden. the objects have identical dimentions and significant wooden legs, and can be used together in one dividing line. 

two repeated screens filled with monstera plants


greenframe is entirely made of solid ash wood through advanced CNC milling, where both the luminaire, power cables and adapter are hidden in the frame itself, delivered ready-to-assemble. plant saucers and legs are screwed underneath the frame, and a long cord with a foot switch allows you to turn on and off the light.


greenframe will be launched at the stockholm furniture & light fair in february 2018

greenframe combined side by side with its sound absorbing sibling ‘subtle’



greenframe characteristics:


width & height: 1400 x 1300 mm
weight: 15.5 kg
lighting: support light for plants; 24V LED lighting 19.2 W/m, 3000K, white light
frame: solid ash wood 82 x 40 mm, with an integrated aluminum profile for lighting
legs: 420 x 300 x 40 mm in solid ash
place for potted plants: 3 flowerpot saucers in solid ash 195 x 315 mm
100% recyclable material

three dividers with different characteristics in a row

a dynamic and embracing formation of screens

the airy screens become three-dimensional green artwork without any backsides

a late night appearance with monstera plants

a disassembled greenframe

illustration with measurements


project info:

production: glimakra of sweden
designer: johan kauppi
animation, styling & music: nina kauppi 


designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: maria erman | designboom

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