Got Nature in the Bag

January 31, 2010 by

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Spotted recently at the Maison & Objet design fair in Paris, the clever and very au courant Bacsac flexible container system really piqued my interest. Constructed of double-walled polypropylene canvas, a “geotextile” fabric, they are lightweight yet strong, impervious to frost and sun, won’t tear and are 100% recyclable.  As the Bacsacs come folded flat, they are flexible and portable–great for city dwellers–hey, you can even take your plants away with you for the weekend.

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Landscaper Louis de Fleurieu (aptly named) and designers Godefroy de Virieu and Virgile Desurmont’s system is perfect for urbanites whose spaces restrict them from planting in heavier containers. The over-the-balcony model slips over the railing:

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The fabric containers are permeable, reducing soil erosion and making it similar to planting in the ground.

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At the moment, the product is not yet available in the US, but please let me know of your interest as I’m looking into it.

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