Table Made Of Dirt Puts Shade Plants In Their Place

Table Made Of Dirt Puts Shade Plants In Their Place

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 11, 2010

There are some products that come along in life that change the world forever. Cell phones, televisions, push-up bras or a flushable toilet. We can't really image the world without any of these things, but more importantly they change our idea of how certain things are done or how life is lived. Now we don't think this table will do all that, but it certainly has our idea of a typical house plant flipped upside down.

When we first looked at this project from Ori Mishkal (a student of the Belzalel Design Academy in Jerusalem), we thought it looked completely unusable, because in our mind, this would of course be a dining room table and there would be nowhere to put your legs. It wasn't until later that we realized that this idea doesn't have to be executed on a large scale, but is rather suited for smaller side tables.

This dirt table is great for these shade loving ferns and keeps them supported and quite happy. With a slight modification to the top (say, a spacer on each corner and an actual table top attached) this could be the best of both worlds: lamps, photos, accessories and plants.

Sure, you could just put them in a pot under the table, but where's the fun in that? We think it's an interesting twist on a very basic concept and we're curious to see where an idea like this will take us in the future. Do you think it will catch on? Or will we stay "old school" forever? Let us know below!

Image: Design Boom

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