LOOK: This side table doubles as a new home for your house plant
Mariel Marc creates a transformative table that merges interior function and nature
Jan 15, 2020
In terms of creating a comfortable and visually appealing space, furniture that emphasizes both function and aesthetic is usually a requisite. Mariel Marc, a Filipino-Canadian designer based in the Philippines, has achieved international acclaim for combining form and function with her newly released planter side table. By incorporating nature into interior design, the table provides a breath of fresh air for indoor spaces.
The planter side table includes a flat surface and a three-part lid, which opens into a planter. To place a plant, simply remove the lid, insert the plant, and flip the semicircular pieces of the lid upside down to reveal a raised blue box. The box prevents foreign objects from entering the pot, and secures the plant’s falling leaves. Once you’ve set up the plant, you can grab a book and read right beside your own personal greenery indoors.
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To use the table as a planter, remove the three part lid and insert a potted plant. Then take the two semicircular pieces of the lid, flip them upside and put them back in place, revealing a raised box. This raised box functions to gather the leaves or branches of the plant, while preventing objects from falling into the pot.
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The planter side table allows nature to seamlessly merge into an everyday indoor object, breathing life into our homes and spaces. Come see this little guy take part in Studio North and Prototype at the Interior Design Show in Toronto, happening on Jan. 16-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Experimenting with geometric forms, Marc designs furniture with curves, edges, and unconventional shapes to provide a modern look. Her designs prioritize functionality while still keeping an aesthetically pleasing design.
Marc’s table will be exhibited at the Interior Design Show in Toronto happening from Jan. 16 to 19. The exhibition features internationally acclaimed designs and campaigns generated by local designers and legacy brands alike. Check out more of Mariel Marc’s works at marielmarc.com.
Header photo courtesy of Mariel Marc
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