November 19, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
While at The Tramshed, a specially curated lifestyle/design event I visited recently at DesignJunction, I got a chance to try out De La Espada’s Lin Pod Bench, which Tokyo and London-based designers Leif.Designpark created to provide an “intimacy and a peaceful atmosphere that connects us more deeply with nature.”
From its gently sloping backrest, the bench extends outward to where it offers a container in which to place a pot of greenery (or if you choose, some ice and a bottle of champagne?) I’d choose the plant, as in addition to freshening the air, indoor plants can compliment an interior’s design like other accessories–so in this case maybe the plant replaces the throw pillow?
For more planted furniture check out my post on my visit to 100% Design where I met designer Je-Uk Kim of London’s JiB Design Studio and saw his recently unveiled Credenza O, a fabulous piece of multifunctional furniture that includes ceramic containers for plants or other items.
Initiated by De La Espada’s founding director Luis de Oliveira, The Tramshed at DesignJunction brings together a diverse collection of established and emerging brands known for their innovation. I would like to thank again all the Modenus BlogTour sponsors whose generosity made possible my visit to the London Design Festival.