There is nothing like fresh, green, growing plants to brighten up the interior of any home. This gorgeous table designed by Brooklyn designer Emily Wettstein would help incorporate lovely live plants into your everyday life.
The table is made of reclaimed walnut wood and steel, featuring a deep channel all the way down the center.
A protective plastic trough runs the length of the channel, allowing for soil to be held below the surface level of the table.
Owners can plant whatever they like in the table’s groove. Imagine an entire herb garden at your fingertips, ready to be plucked from the stem and sprinkled onto your plate.
Cat owners can satisfy their cats’ need to gnaw on green things by planting grass in the table planter. Even flowers would look amazing nestled between the halves of the beautiful wood surface.
Even without the splash of green in the center, Wettstein’s table design is truly lovely. But the addition of plants to the dining surface – and the alien-looking roots visible in the clear plastic below – brings a certain comfortable element of nature to the dining room.
“The planter table was a design to rethink the possibilities of the materials at hand. The idea was to create a table with an interactive “runner” made of wheat grass or any other plant or herb to be consumed at the table. Perhaps a literal play on the idea of the “farm to table” movement. The wood was from a fallen tree in a neighboring farm, milled by my father and grandfather the year that I was born that had been drying ever since in our barn.”
“When considering the possibilities for the legs the rusted steel that sat in the metal shop needed only to be notched and I wanted to leave its texture pure in its age. The acrylic planter is designed to show to the root system from the sides and allow for easy removal. The table can be used with or without the planter depending on the state of the plants or the whim of the client. “