Gardener’s Sofa and Table

September 25, 2011 by

You know how much I love designs that do double duty, especially since they are great for optimizing small spaces. Like Swedish designer Eva Schildt’s Gardener’s Sofa and Table that transforms classical outdoor items into lightweight objects that not only function as different pieces but are also easily anchored for stability.

eva schildt gardener's sofa

Is the sofa a garden bench or a trellis for plants and flowers, or both? Can’t you just imagine growing vines up the back of this bench? Or perhaps tomatoes? Is the table, below, a tabletop with a birdbath or planter on a stick, or both?

The sofa and table are made of lacquered steel. Sofa: 91 x 75 x 81 cm (36″ x 29.5″ x 32″). Table: Diam. 35 cm, Height 70 cm (Diam. 14″, Height 27.5″).

Schildt’s Gardener’s Sofa and Table was a recipient of the Excellent Swedish Design award and is featured in the Design Collection at the National Museum in Stockholm.

The sofa is available for purchase at I.F. Collection Limited with free shipping in Hong Kong; international shipping costs available on demand.


  1. Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand said:

    Love the sleek design turning your garden into a real living space

    — September 26, 2011 @ 07:25

  2. Ergonomic, Easy Care, High Style Outdoor Furniture | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens Pingback said:

    […] benches function as sociable multi-functional seating systems: they can be used with a tabletop, around trees, or […]

    — January 3, 2012 @ 16:17

  3. Agen Bola said:

    What an incredible idea! I can see this reinventing Main Street.

    — August 17, 2012 @ 02:24

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