terra grass armchair by nucleo is now available on kickstarter
 
terra grass armchair by nucleo is now available on kickstarter terra grass armchair by nucleo is now available on kickstarter
aug 05, 2016

terra grass armchair by nucleo is now available on kickstarter

 

the ‘terra grass armchair’ by nucleo, is a living product that grows into it’s surrounding landscape. the design is made from cardboard frames which are assembled on top of the ground. soil is then fed into the construction to create a small mound on top of the earth. the last ingredient are the seeds which are scattered heavily onto the surface. the only thing then left to do is to let nature take its course, and watch the armchair evolve into its form.


the ‘terra grass armchair’ is a living product that grows into it’s surrounding landscape

 

 

 

the ‘terra grass armchair ‘was first introduced at milan salone satellite in 2000, and was selected for the xix compasso d’oro as a ‘product for the community’ award in 2001. the following year it was shown at the pompidou center in paris, in 2004 at the triennale in milan, and then in 2012 at biennal of belo horizonte, brasil. nucelo have now decided to launch the product again on a smaller scale, using new technologies and graphics in order to reach out to a wider audience. you can find the project on kickstarter here

 

 

video courtesy of nucleo


the terra grass armchair was first introduced at milan salone satellite in 2000


the structure is made from cardboard frames which are assembled on top of the ground


a ‘terra’ sofa is also available

 

 

video courtesy of nucleo


the design comes in a flat pack construction


individual cardboard sheets


the cardboard sheets are assembled to form a seat


the structure is made from soil


soil is fed into the construction


once the seat is assembled the only thing left to do is to let nature take its course


seeds are the final ingredient to be added

 

 

 

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: hollie smith | designboom

  • Neat idea, but
    – when the cardboard composts the whole structure will be lost soon. So it is only supposed to last for weeks?
    – how to mow the lawn on the chair? Scissors?

    Peter Lemke says:
  • Lovely. I guess as the cardboard breaks down, the soil will compact around it. Quite like the idea of a massive overgrown chair, neatly mown around the edges!

    Rich Hood says:

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