from redundant to abundant – milan design week


artists peter bottazzi and denise bonapace presented their exhibition of plants and old, unwanted furniture at the milan furniture fair earlier this month.  while this may not be a completely new idea, their presentation definitely takes gardening to yet another new level.


the exhibition is called da morto a orto – meaning, “from redundant to abundant.” the intention of the designers was to make something useful out of abandoned furniture.  not only are these pieces decorative, but they will also be used in classroom horticulture lessons.  (horticulture is the industry and science of plant cultivation).


many green and sustainability-related organizations are promoting this project because it inspires people to look beyond the original function of ordinary objects. they reinterpret these “useless” and broken pieces of furniture and in doing so, they bridge green design, gardening, and recycling.

images via musaboom


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