Hackney Botanical makes plant-filled coffee tables out of reclaimed windows - architecture and design

Hackney Botanical makes plant-filled coffee tables out of reclaimed windows



London-based company Hackney Botanical has created a collection of seven coffee tables that double up as "indoor gardens" and use found, antique sash-windows as table tops.
The base for these dual-purpose terrariums is made by hand from reclaimed wood, and is perched on midcentury hairpin legs.

Meanwhile either the entire window-frame or just its glass pane are repurposed as tabletops, which can be taken off for watering and are propped up by metal poles to make room for air circulation.
"The windows are Victorian, and were constructed at a time when durability and longevity was inherent in design," explained Hackney Botanical's founder Rose Worrell.
"They have stood the test of time, and although they are no longer needed for their original purpose, their quality stood out to us as integral to the tables."
Each one plays host to a different miniature ecosystem of plants and other elements such as driftwood and coral, taken from nature.
"The more you can manipulate a dead indoor space into recreating the natural world, the happier you will be inhabiting it," Worrell told Dezeen.
"This idea led to us to literally planting into furniture, while retaining the practicality of the everyday coffee table."

According to Worrell, the tables are "practically kill-proof" because both plants and soil are carefully chosen to require minimum maintenance.
"We've made sure that the soil is composed to allow for drainage, ...
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