We feel a little dense, but the first time we saw this we wondered: "what kind of plants would be hardy and pleasant to the touch enough to endure the game of footsie we would inevitably play with them?"
Then our second thought bubbled up, which was, "ah, this is an outdoor side table, not meant to sit around." Indeed. But wouldn't it be cool if it was an outdoor cafe table, and you could put lavender or something similarly aromatic in it, for sweet smells to waft up as you wiggle your toes in leaves? Just saying.
It's just a prototype right now, but DIY possibilities abound. Read more about it here.