Going All Soft For Pillow Planters

March 13, 2012 by

As I learn more about the benefits of indoor plants–such as how they improve air quality by filtering the air and removing toxins–I also contemplate how to integrate them with a room’s design.

I consider these indoor plants much like a fashion accessory, in the way a scarf or belt completes the outfit. Or a toss pillow just finishes off that sofa or chair. A few like-minded designers have created pillows that are at the same time planters– fashionable containers that hold plants.

Israeli company, Libel Design, creates their planters from a durable high quality textile material on one side, and an easy to clean waterproof fabric on the reverse side.

The pillows can be placed anywhere–on the floor, a table, even on the sofa.

The pillow pots have a removable container to allow for easy drainage, as well as a removable cover for easy cleaning.

The Cactu Collection, above.

Pillow pot: 54/54 cm 12.5 cm high. Available from Libel Design, from $49-69.
Container: 26 cm diameter, can hold 3-4 plants.

Inflatable Pillows
For pillow pots that live well outdoors, French company, Art Terre has a line of inflatable pillows called (Re)Plant. Constructed from Pévétex, a recycled PVC textile material from the automotive industry, these pillows are flat until you blow them up and then they become cushions.

Once inflated, they even float.

Art Terre explains their mission is to turn waste into a resource and turn that into ecodesign that will offer a sustainable alternative, encourage responsible consumption, and minimize the environmental footprint. 


  1. Nicole Brait said:

    I love these. They are unique, ingeniously designed, and estheticly pleasing.
    I especially like the ones that float.

    — March 14, 2012 @ 00:47

  2. Katya said:

    Awesome idea!! Wow!

    — March 16, 2012 @ 08:54

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  5. abercrombie paris said:

    Merci beaucoup pour le partage de l’article sur la trésorerie. C’est un article génial. J’ai bien aimé l’article beaucoup lors de la lecture. Merci pour le partage d’un tel article merveilleux. Je tiens à dire très merci pour ces précieuses informations grands

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  6. Kara said:

    I’m not convinced about the regular pillow planters, but the floating ones! Oh, yes, please!! Now all I need is a pond to float them in……

    — July 9, 2012 @ 10:41

  7. Jacqui said:

    I really love the items that you find like this such great inspiration -Thank you

    — August 9, 2012 @ 17:06

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