Au Revoir Paris: Bringing Home the Garden

January 27, 2010 by

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Patrick Blanc vertical garden wall behind glass at Marité et François Girbaud shop in Paris

It’s been a week of creative inspiration and as I pack it all up from Paris for my to return to New York, I will be bringing with me a wealth of innovative and eco-friendly ideas that work terrifically in small spaces, both indoors and out.  I know customs won’t let me bring plants back to the US, but I will have some tucked safely away in my imagination.

Here’s a little glimpse, but I’ll report back with more when I settle in chez moi…

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Compagnie’s Table-Pot spotted at Maison & Objet 2010

One of my favorites, Compagnie, was a standout for pushing the idea of bringing the outdoors in and for blending the two. I love designer Adrien Gardère’s Table-Pot, a lacquered aluminum table whose cut-out middle portion allows a tree or tall plant to grow either on your terrace or in your living room.

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Compagnie’s Console Babylone

Here’s where you can use your verdant imagination. Designer Jean-François Bellemère’s clever steel and aluminum Console Babylone is a potting table cum planted table with sliding top pieces that allow you to vary the amount of space allotted for plants while still leaving you with a flat tabletop area. The base is great for storing your empty pots or for placing other planted ones.

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Compagnie’s Cloison Etcetera

Designer Vincent Vandenbrouck’s Cloison Etcetera, which suspends nine pots on metal supports, is intended to bring the vertical garden indoors. You can hang a series of them from your ceiling along a wall experimenting with different plants. You may need some artificial lighting depending on location.

Stay tuned for more cool trend reports from Maison & Objet and Paris!

  • http://faroutflora.wordpress.com/ Matti

    I love the vertical wall. Simple and sleek. It is on my project list.

  • http://www.lushe.com.au Lushe

    I like the Cloison Etcetera. Great vertical garden.

    Lushe
    http://www.lushe.com.au

  • http://www.ballpoint.com Susan Leigh Babcock

    Lucky you! These ideas are all so fresh and inviting!

  • http://www.livingwallart.com Living wall artist

    That Etcetera design looks great. A simple hanger for your plants to have indoors.

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