Friday, May 29, 2009

Bad Idea of the Week

This one from Treehugger made me question what the actual point of this exercise was in the grand scheme of landscape and furnishings... "Michel Bussien has designed a new way to help you get up close and personal with nature--by turning it into furniture. The "Growing Chair" shown is a sharply designed mold that allows you to turn greenery into a chic seat."

:: image via Treehugger

There's an interesting history of integrated furnishings and literally bending plants to our will to create structures and furnishings. This seems like torture for the plants to fill the lucite containers, offering nothing good for the plant and little for us in these clear prisons of furnishings. Maybe you can read more from Treehugger and the designer and decide for yourself how you feel. I'm not buying it..

:: image via Treehugger

1 comment:

  1. "Let us use the complexity of living nature and include it in our creations."

    I love this. It's like this guy partially read a brief on biomimetic's and completely missed the idea. That or he's being incredibly cheeky "in our creations." Get it! HA!


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