Shockingly Sleek Indoor Garden… Furniture? – Core77.com

Despite grumpily noting the few options for nice indoor plant lighting the other day, and the few safe plant-incorporating lights before that, I’m grateful that Goula / Figura escaped my attention until now because no one else would have stood a chance. The Barcelona-based duo recently unveiled their Viride series of plant… things, and they’re in a category by themselves. The planters aim to address several common issues with indoor greenery: insufficient light, inconsistent humidity, and tragically embarrassing un-chic form factor. 

These experimental pieces highlight the plants themselves, while making the different needs of the plants attractive as well. 

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The tall and slender Viride Uno features a large single LED panel mounted above a plant rest or holder. This setup would be nice for cacti or statement airplants with sun hunger and low moisture needs. 

The Viride Dos is a more traditional planter with elegantly added features. It has a spacious base with room for several plants, along with two lighting disks and a mister to manage humidity. The whole planting even rotates to ensure even access to moisture and light. As a green thumb whose fluctuating house humidity has killed several innocent ferns, this speaks to me on a spiritual level.

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The Viride Tres surrounds a hanging planter with a chorus of lighting at different heights, rotating slowly to simulate the range and exposure of daylight. Your orchids, epiphytes, and trailing exotics would feel like the Grande Dames they are. 

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All the lamps are adjustable for the light and moisture needs of the plants, and households, they serve, and the LEDs can be programmed for on/off cycles that best fit the climate and lighting. 

Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera have tapped into a common experience in urban life, and leveraged it into something really striking. It’s lighting, it’s art, it’s indoor greenery made doubly lovely. Now please send me one of each before I fly to BCN and beg to work as the Goula / Figura greenhouse intern. 

Check out more of their furniture and design work at Goula / Figuera. (If you haven’t seen their Loop sideboard or Orwell day bed, I’d recommend taking a gander.)


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