miriam aust: 'vase & leuchte' at interieur 2010 kortrijk
miriam aust: 'vase & leuchte' at interieur 2010 kortrijk miriam aust: 'vase & leuchte' at interieur 2010 kortrijk
oct 21, 2010

miriam aust: 'vase & leuchte' at interieur 2010 kortrijk

miriam aust: ‘vase & leuchte’ at interieur 2010 kortrijk




with her projects ‘vase & leuchte’ (vase & light) and ‘wohnbeet’, german designer miriam aust brings the garden home by combining domestic objects with plant cultures.


on show now at the ‘youngdesignersfair’, interieur 2010 in kortrijk, belgium, ‘vase & leuchte’ is a series of three glass lights that combine the functions of a ceiling lamp with a vase. a cylindrical barrier circumscribes the light fixture, providing a recess for the foliage. being made out of glass, the natural roots of the living plants become a decorative element to the object which can easily be lowered by hanging cables for watering and tending.



‘vase & leuchte’ without plants


‘vase & leuchte’ top view



‘vase & leuchte’ at the show image © designboom



close-up image © designboom



‘vase & leuchte’ and ‘wohnbeet’ image © designboom



‘wohnbeet’ is a bench with a base that acts as a planter image © designboom



accommodating greenery in its armature, ‘wohnbeet’ is a piece of furniture that fully integrates the garden with its purpose as a seating object. the design of the piece can vary, its appearance dependent on the gardener and the plants.


‘wohnbeet’ images © designboom



‘wohnbeet’ brings green into the home as furniture

  • i think its quite beautiful!

    but i’m sorry to say that the plants will die very soon, because the roots cannot be exposed to light (that’s why plant roots grow underground where there isn’t much light).

    this idea could be taken further.

    gaque says:
  • This is not true. I have grown plants in clear glass bottles that have lived for decades. I do rinse the jars, and the roots frequently for slime and algae buildup. Occassionally add a touch of plant food. Plants grow beautifully in clear glass containers.

    Please let me know where i can get these growing vessels. I live in the USA.

    For the designer…I also wonder if you could design plant grow lights that can attach right to the potted plants. So each pot gets a light source…regular dirt filled pots having their own light source attached…and hopefully not needing an electrical outlet near by. This way my plants can be placed in any dark corner and still have their own light source to get them through the long dark winter.

    urban woodswalker says:

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