Chic Greenhouse-to-Go

June 20, 2012 by

I’ve always had trouble answering the question I’ve been asked numerous times over the years: “If you were stranded on a desert island, what would be the one thing you would want with you?” I’d stammer then say what I thought I should say, something like, “my family” or “works of Tolstoy” or, I hate to admit it, “Oreos.” But I never thought of bringing plants.

For “Another Terra: A Home Away From Home,” a group exhibition at Milan Design Week 2012  in which 16 designers were asked the question: “If you had to envisage life on some other habitable planet other than earth, what kind of minimal hand luggage would you take with you?” designers from Hamburg-based design firm Studio Marguerre-Besau in collaboration with Adrien Petrucci, decided for their interplanetary transport, hands down they would have to bring a portable greenhouse filled with plants.

The Greenhouse-to-Go isn’t exactly a practical accompaniment to outer space, a desert island, or really anywhere. It is, however, a very stylish glass terrarium with gorgeous leather straps, the kind you might see on luxury totes from shops on Paris’s Champs-Elysée or in windows lining Madison Avenue. It elevates the current mobile gardening trend to, well, a fashion statement, not unlike those wearable terrariums, air plant necklaces, or planters that attach to one’s new fashion-forward bike. What’s next, monogrammed Louis Vuitton compost bins?


  1. Nicole Brait said:

    What a great idea. I love it. I’m going to post about it on my blog with a link to yours.

    — June 24, 2012 @ 09:15

  2. Agen Bola said:

    Oh wow how cool is this bench and so versatile! I can think of loads of places where this could be used but especially like the picture with the champagne cooling â?? roll on summer holidaysâ?¦. 🙂

    — August 16, 2012 @ 21:38

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