New DIY System from TERRA! Allows You to Grow Your Own … – ArchDaily

You can now easily build integrated seating into your landscape project, thanks to a prefabricated grass armchair system called TERRA! The laser cut framework elements are quickly assembled, and all that’s left to do is cover the mound with soil and wait for the grass to envelope it. First released over 15 years ago and taken off the market shortly after, TERRA! is now back with a revitalized and simplified design. 


New DIY System from TERRA! Allows You to Grow Your Own Furniture Into Your Landscape, Courtesy of Studio Nucleo

Courtesy of Studio Nucleo


TERRA! was developed by Andrea Sanna and Piergiorgio Robino of Studio Nucleo in 2000, at which time they won multiple industrial design awards and were exhibited internationally. The pair used to produce the product themselves but relied on bigger businesses for distribution. The TERRA! sold out all over the world, but in 2005 their method of production became unsustainable and the TERRA! was put on an indefinite hiatus.

Since 2005, the relationship between the producer and consumer has changed. Advancements in self-manufacture and distribution have played a major part in Studio Nucleo’s renewed production of TERRA! as it has removed the reliance on bigger companies. 

The revived TERRA! system utilizes laser cutting for all components, ensuring precision and consistency. With a smaller frame and simpler assembly, it allows it to be transported with ease. 


Courtesy of Studio Nucleo

Courtesy of Studio Nucleo



Courtesy of Studio Nucleo

Courtesy of Studio Nucleo


Part of Studio Nucleo’s ethos regarding the TERRA! system is that it works in opposition to the traditional produce, consume and dispose cycle – it allows the user to understand the process of making, and over time the TERRA! grows upon itself rather than disappearing. The TERRA! is something that needs to be cultivated, and the benefit is long-lasting. 


Courtesy of Studio Nucleo

Courtesy of Studio Nucleo


Studio Nucleo state via their Kickstarter page, “There is no greater form of intimacy with an object than to be its creator. TERRA! is not a finished product, is an idea; we provide the cardboard frame, the main ingredient, the dirt can be found everywhere on our planet. The armchair will be born in your garden and becomes part of your landscape.

To support the project, head over to their Kickstarter page.

News via Studio Nucleo.

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