30 May '12, 9am

Grow Your Own Garden Chair With Chair Farm

Grow Your Own Garden Chair With Chair Farm

Living Walls ? Sooo Over: The hottest new trend is living furniture. Unveiled last month at the Milan Furniture Fair , German designer Werner Aisslinger's Chair Farm is a "steel corset" that trains plants into chairs. From Studio Aisslinger's website: The chair is no longer produced in the classical sense of the word. Instead, it grows of its own volition in a greenhouse or on a field. When it has reached maturity, the steel corset is opened and removed, revealing a naturally grown chair. © Studio Aisslinger A fast-growing vine is trained to grow around the steel frame, and once it is completed, the frame is removed. Since this is nature, each chair is unique -- and since it is a living eco system while it grows, so are the visitors it can attract, like butterflies and bunnies, as the photos suggest. No word on how long this process actually takes. © Studio Aisslinger Aiss...

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