Modern planter with a twist: Cocoon by Måns Salomonsen

February 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

Cocoon, the planter-storage shell hybrid by Måns SalomonsenBesides 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:

Cocoon hybrid planter-storage shell by Måns Salomonsen

Cocoon hybrid planter-storage shell by Måns Salomonsen

Interested in more modern planters? Read this entry on perfectcube.

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