Just Let Me Slip Something On Over My Balcony

February 8, 2011 by

It’s a challenge making the most of a small urban balcony to allow room for planting as well as dining. German designer Christian Lessing’s multi-functional balcony wall system offers the opportunity to mix and match surfaces that become a variety of functional pieces including a breakfast table, stool, and a flower pot stand.

Inspired by retail shelves and display units, the over the balcony system’s pieces hook on to the slatted frame, but can be folded down out of the way when you need a little extra room to roam. Made of steel and laminated compact board.

With Kubes, over-the-balcony stackable and modular planters, you can manage the balcony view on both sides of the railing.

Made of sheet metal, rubber and plastic, the planters double straddle the railing allowing you to plant at various heights on the interior and exterior of the balcony. Designed by students at the University of Nîmes, Noémie Royer Lorraine Thirion.  Approx. 8” x8” x15.75”


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  2. Annie Haven/Authentic Haven Brand said:

    Fantastic small space saving idea so modern sleek and clean : ) I could see creating something like this that would fit into a more rustic setting too. What an inspiration this post is. Annie

    — February 9, 2011 @ 12:08

  3. Sherie G. said:

    I love love love this small space saving idea. Please let me know who is elling these items and the costs. Thanks!

    — February 9, 2011 @ 12:52

  4. Barbara said:

    This is ideal to cover the hideous cable wires that cover rooftops and drape over urban terraces.

    — February 10, 2011 @ 02:34

  5. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    These appear to not yet be in production, but I wanted to share the ideas. I agree, Annie, they would fit well into a rustic setting as well, and always glad to inspire!

    — February 10, 2011 @ 17:53

  6. Julie said:

    Love this! What a great idea. Hmmm… wonder if I could figure out how to make something similar….

    — February 14, 2011 @ 11:55

  7. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    Julie, do let me know if you come up with a DIY version!

    — February 25, 2011 @ 15:10

  8. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    I will do–we are launching a simple online shop soon, please check back!

    — February 25, 2011 @ 15:16

  9. Agen Bola said:

    Great suggestions Barbara! Also, maybe it could keep your plants safe from garden thievesâ??I keep hearing about these!

    — August 17, 2012 @ 00:41

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