Bangkok studio Atelier 2+ has created a miniature greenhouse that is small enough for indoor use to encourage owners to bring greenery into their houses. The greenhouse is a design object with artistic ambitions, a sculpture that makes room for nature.
Glass windows and a pitched roof are formed by a solid ash frame. A galvanised metal tray slots into the base, while the top can be tilt up to reach the plants. Atelier 2+’s earlier construction was created for Wallpaper’s annual Handmade exhibition, featuring a larger planter that sits on a trestle. The studio’s founders Worapong Manupipatpong and Ada Chirakranont developed the greenhouse during their time studying in Stockholm. They felt the need to get closer to nature and to make room for the surrounded environment inside their home. The smaller version was launched at last month’s Stockholm Furniture Fair and is intended as a tabletop home for miniature gardens. It encourages people to create tiny worlds made of plants within their own home.