05 Jan '12, 1pm

Sense-Tickling Desk Integrates Work With Garden

Sense-Tickling Desk Integrates Work With Garden

Desks need not be the drab workspaces they usually are, if some greenery is added to lift one's spirits. While one could plop down a potted plant and call it a day, polyvalent Swedish designer Love Hultén instead integrates a whole mini-ecosystem, complete with all the gardening doo-dads: a water-tank, mister, two fans, a growth substrate made from recycled plastic and a digital timer. Love Hultén /via Seen over at Design Milk , The Senescent Desk's concept is simple: creating relational and sensory overlaps between user and garden. I particularly like how the library-style light source serves both the user and the plants. Love Hultén /via In addition, the design encourages the biodegradable nature of the artifact itself -- the desk's wood is intentionally left untreated, so that in the future, the plants will alter and eventually overtake it. Love Hultén /via I love the f...

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