Indoor Hydroponic Vertical Garden Screen

May 16, 2012 by

Inspired by the Windowfarms in her former office, Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe attended an urban farming conference which set her in motion to design her own self-sustaining vertical garden system, Live Screen.

Hydroponic Technology for Small Spaces
Live Screen utilizes hydroponic technology rendering indoor gardening accessible and easy for the space-deprived urban dweller. A living piece of art that enables city folks to garden sustainably in small spaces, Live Screen also functions as an interior decor element or room divider, sustains biodiversity, improves air quality, and if desired can provide fresh produce at the most local level: grown right at home.

Growing Trend
Vertical gardening systems such as this one are surging in popularity as more people downsize to smaller living spaces requiring designs that make good use of generally unused areas such as walls.

Self-Watering Feature Simplifies Growing Process
Hidden in its base, LIve screen uses an aquatic air pump to pump water through plastic tubing from reservoirs in each of its poles. Water is fed to the top tier, then gravity circulates the water out to each of the planter pods. Although still in the prototype phase, Trofe plans to produce Live Screen from a minimum of 80% recycled food-safe plastic.

Trofe’s self-sustaining vertical planter system will make its international debut at this year’s Wanted Design, an international furniture, lighting and housewares show that runs concurrently with ICFF during NYC’s design week.

32 Comments »

  1. Emmon said:

    Hi Robin – This system is remarkable in it’s looks. It reminds me of some of the hydroponic fixtures I saw at Epcot’s botanical gardens. Question: is it just water that’s being pumped here, or is it something else. Epcot was using a nutritious liquid solution that replaced the need for soil. Thanks for a great article!

    — May 16, 2012 @ 17:08

  2. Rev. Charlotte said:

    This live screen also can be adjusted for people who need ADA. Too many gardeners quit since their bodies changed.

    — May 17, 2012 @ 07:50

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  4. Leah Moore said:

    Wow! beautiful concept! It’s the same as the aquaponics system and this one’s got a design that’s perfect for every home.

    — May 22, 2012 @ 03:22

  5. marion langer said:

    Why do you not write who this is by and where it can be checked out or purchased. That would be helpful. Good things are there to be experienced . not just beeing informed about that they exist! Thanks! Marion

    — June 2, 2012 @ 03:11

  6. Mark said:

    @Marion Langer – There is a link under the first picture. The link is http://danielletrofe.com/

    — June 2, 2012 @ 16:00

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    Thank you for introducing us to the program.

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    Please let us know when your product is available for purchase. Great design idea! Thank you.

    Fran

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