Kitchen Nano Makes Home Hydroponics Sexy

Kitchen Nano Makes Home Hydroponics Sexy

Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 12, 2010

071210-hydroponics.jpg Over the last few years, we've been tossing around the idea of home hydroponics. Unfortunately, it's not often that hydroponics are synonymous with sleek design and aesthetically pleasing integration into the home... until now. Hyundai presents their Kitchen Nano and it's more than just a concept—it's winning awards!

The nano garden is a bronze winner at the Fast Company 2010 Idea Awards in the category of commercial and industrial product. We love the idea because it brings into the home what so many lack — fresh food. Sure, there are thousands out there who have backyards and large balconies to grow all the fresh vegetables and herbs they can handle, but many are stuck making trips to the farmer's market or going without.

Even in small spaces, we're willing to bet tenants would be willing to give up a little floor space to install one of these systems that tell you when they need water and allow you to control the rate of growth by the amount of water, air and light they receive. Hydroponics is a great way to get pesticide and fertilizer free food, keeping things as healthy as healthy can be.

What price tag do you hope to see on this product once it becomes available to consumers? Although we don't expect it to come cheap, we're hoping it's under the $2,500 mark. What are your thoughts?

(Image: Fast Company)

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