The design brings gardening into a small, indoor urban environment in a sculptural & aesthetic way. The design is
tailored to the ergonomically ideal working height to ensure minimal back strain for all users.
The bases & exterior pots are made of fibrous (fibreglass) concrete to ensure the best strength-to-weight ratio, while
each stem is made from 8 steam-bent laminated pieces of Ash. As well as this, the weight of the pots allow the stem to
gently bend & sway when the user interacts with the pieces which adds a dynamic element to the design. The inner pots,
that house the herbs, are made from spun aluminium & are easily removable from the concrete pots. This allows the user
to remove the pots at will. Urb is accented by a red felt base & a red edge on the aluminium pots; a colour chosen
to provide an effective contrast with the plants.
Urb Garden was a collaborative project of 5 Industrial designers.