Functional and Fashionable Lamp Doubles as a Planter

August 12, 2016 by

lamp doubles as a planter

I love double duty and multi-functional designs, and a lamp doubling as planter is kind of a no-brainer since plants need light. Lighting and plants are a symbiotic pairing that can be both fashionable and functional, stylish and sustainable.

lamp doubles as a planter

Polish designers Agnieszka Janukanis and Zuzanna Krauze of Lightovo bring us Milo, a lamp with a hand-blown glass shade that houses a potted plant.

lamp doubles as a planter

The plant provides a decorative element for the light fixture, while the LED 4000K bulb bathes the plant in artificial light that’s similar to daylight. And since LEDs don’t generate heat, the plants won’t overheat.

lamp doubles as a planter

The lamp shade’s two large openings allow for air circulation and make it easy to place and remove the plant.

lamp doubles as a planter

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lamp doubles as a planter

lamp doubles as a planter

Milo’s got a baby sibling, the smaller Milo Baby. The version with a birch or beech wood cap contrasts nicely with the glass.

lamp doubles as a planter

Adding to its multi-functioning nature, Milo can be suspended as a hanging lamp or placed on a tabletop. Nice.

lamp doubles as a planter

And with some imagination, there are likely other ways of hanging Milo…

lamp doubles as a planter

lamp doubles as a planter

lamp doubles as a planter

Photos via Lightovo. Milo is currently only available in Europe through Lightovo. Want it in North America? Let me know by commenting below.

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