K-O-N-T-O Studio is welcoming spring with the wonder of GROWTH – an urban garden furniture. Aiming to conceptualize an existing need, K-O-N-T-O Studio challenges the meeting point between aesthetic and function, delivering a solution based on light, colour and site-specific approaches.
GROWTH is a biological circuit, consisting of a water reservoir, an irrigation system and a growth lamp. The planting in GROWTH is composed on basic principles of permaculture as the relations between plants is a fundamental premise for life and growth. The biological relationship is important due to microbiological exchanges between the crops.
At the top of GROWTH a daylight lamp provides the vegetation with the correct spectrum of light that ensures the plants with a healthy and efficient growth. The water reservoir, located on the side of the furniture (hand-sculpted ceramic bowl) is the recipient for excess clean household water. The product is handmade and comprises an overall ash wood structure with a concrete shelf at the bottom.
Through this initiative, K-O-N-T-O supports the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient in micro-scale.