Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Black Dogs by Yves Verhaegen

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Black Dogs

  • By: Yves Verhaegen
  • Material: Expanded polystyrol and epoxy resin, casted polyurethane, woven polypropylene bag
  • Size: 150 x 38 x 28 cm
  • Website: iviv.be

Black dogs were created to transform bin bags into modern pets. Lying on the belly the bag remains sealed and will not tear. Black Dogs consists of a bag of woven PP and a casted PU ‘necklace’. Used to hide a bin bag or as a bag for easy composting.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

 

Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Ter by Goula/Figuera Studio

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Ter

  • By: Álvaro Fernández-Goula and Pablo Figuera
  • Material: Steel
  • Size: Sideboard 80 x 100 x 45 cm
  • Website: goulafiguera.com

Ter is acollection of outdoor furniture consisting of a sideboard and a small table. Its design is light and minimal in order to fit in multiple environments and let the user freedom to arrange any possible content. The collection is entirely made of just one material: powder coated steel. The base of the shelves is made of perforated metal sheet so water and dirt can go out easily.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

picNYC Table Brings the Park Into Your Home

The ideas of urban gardening and urban farming, where people cultivate plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables in the cities inspired the architects of Haiko Cornelissen to an unusual design piece. The picNYC table brings the rural experience of picnicking not just in the city but into the residence. Instead of a normal counter top it has a table top with natural grass growing out of it and creating a mini lawn. This way, the experience of eating outside in nature can be reproduced in the privacy of one’s own home.

The folded lightweight aluminum table top and legs form a stiff framework for the grass, soil and stones, which are needed for drainage. Suddenly spilling water becomes a necessity instead of a problem and wine glasses need coasters not to prevent ring stains but to avoid tumbling. Because there are no table grass mowers, the grass needs to be cut by hand, which adds to the haptic experience of nature.

Grass is not the only thing that can be grown on the picNYC table: flowers, herbs, even vegetables are possible, depending on the needs and the green thumb of the owner.

Haiko Cornelissen is a Dutch architect with an office in Amsterdam and New York. After working for OMA and Steven Holl, Haiko opened his own office in 2011 to work on design, architectural and urban projects around the world.

Further Information: haikocornelissen.com

 

Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Herbs outdoors by Inesa Malafej

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce  the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Herbs outdoors

  • By: Inesa Malafej, Studio etcetc, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Material: Earthenware
  • Size: 32 x 14 x 60 cm
  • Website: etcetc.lt

Containers for growing herbs outdoors are meant to create a comfortable way for planting herbs beside the houses, tresses or balconies. The structure of the set is made out of traditional material – earthenware and creates best conditions for the plants to grow in. The pressmolding technique creates a porous structure that supports routs of the plants and provides them with air. It also makes it possible to see if the plants are watered as the walls of the containers gains darker color when they become wet. The number of containers, as well as combinations can be adjusted individually. There are few different sizes that suits needs of different herbs. As containers have an opening for the access water in the corner, each container can be used vertically and horizontally, which gives more possible variations for combining whole structure of a small herb garden.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Micro Greenhouse by Åsa Agerstam

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce  the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Micro Greenhouse

  • By: Åsa Agerstam, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Material: PVC, soil, seeds
  • Size: 12 x 12 x 10 cm
  • Website: asaagerstam.com

The Micro Greenhouse is a seeding set for urban garden amateurs with little or no access to a real garden. The Pyramid requires minimal space and knowledge about gardening and can be used as long as you like. The shape of the pyramid creates a maximum growth area. Let’s spread the micro gardening idea over the world!

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.