Photo by Stacy Swiderski
‘Terraformed’ is a series of sculptural indoor-outdoor furniture pieces characterized by small, inhabitable landscapes. Conceived by New Jersey-based studio Opiary, the weather resistant classic designs are envisioned as planters, and are outfitted with built-in irrigation systems, making them relatively maintenance-free green statements.
The ‘Queen Anne Table’ has been rendered for use in either a dining room, or terrace / garden patio. Signature pockets can be found at the top of each leg, and along the length of the skirt, ideal for planting local floral. Handmade from lightweight reinforced concrete, it can be completed by a variety of tabletop options. Hand-polished to give its ferrocement a suede-like feel, the ‘queen anne table’ is available in standard sizes, but can also be delivered in custom dimensions, with extension leaves; and can be produced with or without irrigation lines.
Taking cues from both aircraft construction and bones, the ‘drillium chair’ is formed by a galvanized steel armature that is coated in multiple layers of fine resin, fortified cement. The generous seat fits people of all sizes with planter pockets at its base for succulents and mosses.