Urban green in Berlin: International Horticultural Exposition 2017

IGA Berlin 2017: International garden showcase - Australia - Copyright: Lichtschwärmer
IGA Berlin 2017: International garden showcase – Australia
– Copyright: Lichtschwärmer

The German capital is inviting guests to the International Horticultural Exposition (IGA) from 13 April onwards under the motto “A SEA of colours”. IGA Berlin not only wants to make garden art more experienceable worldwide – the festival also intends to set new impulses for contemporary urban development.

Pantone: Greenery is the Colour of 2017

Photo: Pantone
Photo: Pantone

With their choice for the colour of the year, Pantone celebrates the vitality of plants.

The provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, Pantone, has announced PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2017; a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Reminiscent of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the attributes of Greenery signal individuals to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

Plant lamp: “Mygdal” from Nui Studio

Plants can’t thrive just anywhere: plant lovers have it especially difficult in dark places. The plant lamp of the German design duo Nui Studio offers new possibilities.

“Mygdal” utilises the physical similarity between sunlight and LED light. The Nui Studio designed the plant lamps in such a way that a completely autonomous ecosystem prevails indoors. The plant is inserted and surrounded by glass. It can now practice natural photosynthesis. As a homage to the Danish glassmaker Peter Kuchinke, the name of the lamp means “fertile earth“.

The plant lamp is equipped with an innovative glass coating, with which current is carried over the surface. This means that no other connection between the lamp and the power source is necessary. Thanks to the flexible power supply, “Mygdal” has versatile uses: as a hanging, floor or table lamp.

Further information: nui-studio.com