I Scream for Green Screens
July 17, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Separetor by Fabio Bortali for Teracrea
With these beautiful and functional screen/planter boxes, you can screen for privacy, create intimate spaces within your garden, or establish a green focal point to define your outdoor space. They’re portable, so you can rearrange them like furniture although you may need some help and a hand truck once they’ve been planted.
Patrick Blanc didn’t invent it, but he did bring the green wall, or mur vegetal, to our consciousness with the verdant facade he created for the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. Green walls and vertical gardens have recently gained popularity in both commercial and residential settings. I like some of these modular ones:
Tuttisuperterra by Marco Ferreri for Teracrea
By assembling and stacking up the different elements that compose the Tuttisuperterra modular system, one can create structures of different sizes: partitions, screens like bookcases for interiors and exteriors. You can arrange the modules as you like by stacking them vertically and adding units horizontally. They are available in gray, terracota or beige.
Treille by Ronan and Erwin Bouroullec for Teracrea
Treille is a system of cylindrical vases, horizontally aligned and connected by nylon belts and height-adjustable painted stainless steel connectors. A set can be created, made of three containers, which you can hang from the ceiling or attached to a wall. The greenery placed in the cylindrical vases can grow vertically to offer complete cover or you can maintain the openness by planting low.
Garden Wall by Gordon Tate for Viteo
Plants peek through the organic openings of this contemporary stackable unit that offers numerous possibilities for placement and function both indoors and out.
Tikibaq by Bleu Nature
Bring the outdoors in or an element of the rustic to a slick urban outdoor space with this airy stainless steel and lacquered wood screen.