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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.

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