17 Design Ideas Inspired By Nature

Published 13 years ago

No matter how advanced our society and technology is, we can never forget our origins, and we always need something green around us. Of course, the best idea is actually spending some time in the countryside, but it’s not always possible, so the only thing left is probably bringing some nature to your house instead. So, let’s take a look at some of the most creative green ideas and maybe find something for yourself.

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1. Grass Car

Image Credits: dipfan

2. Table With Removable Planter

Emily Wettstein uses reclaimed walnut and steel to craft this beautifully organic table. (link)

3. The Garden Furniture

The Garden Furniture project came about through an interest in making sculpture that uses both permanent and ephemeral materials, altering a static piece of furniture by covering it in living, growing grass. (Designer: Kevin Hunt)

4. Grow Up Cup

A cup with a grassy bottom. (Designer: Jinsik Kim )

5. Living Moss Bath Mat

Constructed of a decay-resistant foam called plastazote, this bath mat is a nursery for three varieties of living moss: ball mass, island moss and forest moss. The humidity of the bathroom and the drops flowing from the body, water the mosses. Great feeling to your feet are guaranteed! (Designer: Nguyen La Chanh)

6. One Pot, Two Lives

A planter and a fishtank joined together. (Designers: Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou )

7. Growing Chair

Now you can sit on your favorite tree! The chair resides on a rolling planter with willow trees growing from each leg. Russian vine wraps around the willow branches for a full greenery effect.  (Designer: Michel Bussien)

8. Knuckles

(Designer: Hafsteinn Juliusson)

9. Growing Jewelry

The collection of this hand jewelry is designed for people in metropolitan cities and is an experiment in drawing nature toward man, as nature being the presupposition of life. (Designer: Hafsteinn Juliusson)

10. Grass-On Green Lamp

This lamp is made entirely of recycled materials, including the synthetic grass, and completely recyclable. (Designer: ITILabDesign)

11. Umbrella Stand

This rather elegant new age umbrella stand uses rainwater from your umbrella to feed thirsty grass and adds a fun spot of green to your foyer. (Designer: Simon Enever)

12. Business Card

A self-initiated project to create a business card that people would keep on their desks and not in a drawer. By following the instructions correctly a decent bloom would have been seen within a week. (Designer: Jamie Wieck )

13. Organic Clock

The clock is powered by a safe chemical reaction between mud and metal electrodes, displaying the time without the need for additional power sources. (Designers: Francesco Castiglione Morelli & Tommaso Ceschi)

14. A Wearable Planter

Why should your plants stay at home? They help clean the air you breathe, are beautiful, and create a wonderful conversation starter. Carry a sprout, a succulent, or a flower you found on your morning walk. (Designer: Colleen Jordan)

15. Grass Ottoman

The Grass Ottoman is constructed of a fade resistant plastic set on a lightweight form that is solid yet light weight. It can be used in the garden or the living room. (Designer: GH Design)

16. Grass Flip Flops

Take a walk in the grass whereever you are! (link)

17. Green Roofs

Green roofs are frequently found on traditional farmhouses and farm buildings in Iceland. (link)

is made entirely of recycled materials, including the synthetic grass, and completely recyclable.

Read more:GRASS-ON Green Lamp by ITLab | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

















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