This Literal "Lawn Chair" Grows Right Out of The Ground
Lawn furniture usually conjures up images of canvas cushions and wicker chairs, but not if the startup TERRA! gets its way! The company is creating literal "lawn chairs" that grow right out of the ground. All you need is their cardboard form, dirt, seeds, water, and a little patience. The result is an eco-friendly spot to sit or lie down and enjoy the outdoors while blending right in with the scenery.
The concept is the brainchild of Studio Nucleo designers Andrea Sanna and Piergiorgio Robino. The TERRA! chair appeared for the first time at the Milan Salone Satellite in 2000, and was selected for the XIX Compasso d'Oro as a 'Product for the Community' Award in 2001. The following year it was shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. In 2004 it showed at the Triennale in Milan, and then in 2012 at Biennal of Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
Now they're making this striking piece of tushy terra firma available to the general public through a KickStarter project (ending soon). The chair (and sofa) are made by putting together a cardboard frame, filling it with dirt, and sprinkling it generously with seedlings and water. We hope to see these in Safa park some time soon! Continue on to see the whole process of putting it together.