If you’re having a stressful day at work, try walking around a park on your lunch break. You may find that where you once saw red, you’ll only see green. Nature, and plants in particular, have been shown in a number of studies to boost our mental state. Even interior potted plants can improve a sense of well-being, boost productivity, and lower your blood pressure.
A new generation of furniture designers are taking the well-being concept of the potted plant and extending this idea to furniture that grows. From leafy chairs to tables that showcase clippings under glass, growing furniture is a hot trend that can bring a sense of garden chic to your interior.
A prime example is Michel Bussien’s Growing Chair. This Swiss designer has created his own little greenhouse in the confines of a chair shape, for a talking piece that will certainly liven up your interior with lush bursts of green.
It’s intriguing, but it’s not the most practical piece of furniture. The Terra Armchair is a similar concept, but it’s meant to go out in the garden instead, requiring not too much more than a cardboard growing frame and grass seed.
Interested in greening a space on a slightly smaller scale? The Sky Planter Upside Down Plant Pot is a great housewarming gift idea at gifts.co.uk if you don’t want to splash out on a full piece of furniture. The concept is simple yet elegant. You hang your pots from the ceiling, and let the plants grow upside down. It’s a good idea for people who may not have tons of space in a small apartment but still want the eco-friendly benefit of planting greenery indoors. They have a minimalist style and look great in most rooms.