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for your beautiful garden

for your beautiful garden

ゆかテーブル 2007
landscape product
(competition project)
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Product design competition to propose whatever will revitalize our life by invention of 'RE-.' We picked up plant pots as a subject to RE-design gardens into something creative and charming by ourselves.

Indeed, it is difficult to create a beautiful garden of our own. If it is for interior, we can simply purchase our favorite furniture or products to arrange as we like. However, gardens cannot be controlled like that. Good environment for plants or good balance of leaves and flowers never be known until it starts to grow. The more difficult is it is too late to move it when we find out the final decision since it is already rooted to the spot.

This applies to making a garden on the small terrace of your apartment building, where all of the plants should be grown in pots. It is often said we can simply create our gardens as if drawing on campus, however, it is difficult to realize with small pots squeezed and lined up along the handrail. Considering about the scale of the terrace or moving out for the near future, it might be inevitable. Yet is it so? Isn't it like school children dressed in tight uniforms standing up on the school ground in the mid burning summer? If we feel difficulty in drawing freely on our campus, why don't we change paint brush in our hands instead?

Hereby we assumed the following three conditions to pursue this 'green collage.' We imagined a landscape product to lessen the obstacles for everyone's creative challenge.
 ○for making the most use of compact terrace
 ○for awareness of scale of each plant to avoid monotonous arrangement
 ○for independence of pots. Should be separable for moving yet enough stable against strong wind.