Modern planter with a twist: Cocoon by Måns Salomonsen
February 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
Besides wall gardens and ferry-wheel hydroponics we will need more to achieve self-sustainable living. Yes, vertical farms could be a solution but for certain applications and herbs one smart kitchen hanging planter could do the trick.
And it can also play the function of storage for fresh fruits or veggies, which even get more appeal when green and truly fresh (read “living”) herbs grow alongside.
Perhaps that was designer Måns Salomonsen’s thinking when he designed Cocoon, a hybrid planter/storage unit made of clay which absorbs water from the fruit and vegetables below. When the water evaporates it cools the shell keeping fruits fresh even longer, which reminds me of another ingenious ideea, the passive cooler, described in an earlier article.
Here’s a picture of the hybrid planter:
Interested in more modern planters? Read this entry on perfectcube.
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