tim van de weerd constructs haphazard roots for monstera plant pots
 
tim van de weerd constructs haphazard roots for monstera plant pots
nov 12, 2014

tim van de weerd constructs haphazard roots for monstera plant pots

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 2014tim 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.

tim van de weerd monstera plant pots dutch design week 2014
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.

tim van de weerd monstera plant pots dutch design week 2014
closeup of the legs

tim van de weerd monstera plant pots dutch design week 2014
‘monstera magnifica’

tim van de weerd monstera plant pots dutch design week 2014
‘monstera fugiens’

tim van de weerd monstera plant pots dutch design week 2014
the containers without plants

tim van de weerd monstera plant pots dutch design week 2014
‘magnifica’ detail

tim van de weerd monstera plant pots dutch design week 2014
the legs are made of steel bars bent by hand 

 

 

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