For most people, the idea of relaxing in a comfortable chair and enjoying nature around them is the perfect end to a hectic day. What if I told you that you could enjoy a sitting area that doubles as an eco-friendly terrarium to enjoy growing plants within the same piece of furniture? Designer Fiore Arcangelo has designed the innovative ECOO terrarium chair made from clear polycarbonate so you can see nature unfold under your own seat, literally.
The beauty of terrariums in general is the ability to house a small ecosystem for plants to thrive and grow beautifully in miniature. The ECOO chair combines a relaxing spot to enjoy nature and provide an eco-friendly way to beautify your interiors with greenery, but in life-size.
Most terrariums are miniature and hung in small containers or even light bulbs as a decorative display at a windowsill or even at a home office desk. If you could bottle this same ingenuity in your furniture, how fabulous would that be? Arcangleo designed the chair that would answer this question.
Arcangelo comments on his multifunctional terrarium chair, “ECOO is… perfectly adaptable to each type of ambiance, thanks to its elegance and clean form, and is conceived in the category of medium-large seating, with a red steel frame base.” …Fiore Arcangelo via Treehugger
How does the chair work? The upper part of the seat is where water and air are brought through, while the lower area houses the growing plant. The cornucopia shape of the chair allows the plants to reach larger sizes as well as keep the occupant comfortable in a sitting position.
Arcangelo has proved once again that eco-friendly innovations for the home are created everyday to house multiple functions beautifully, just like nature.
All photo credits: Fiore Arcangelo