Commissioned by Georg Jensen, Snøhetta has designed Terra – an innovative nine-piece plant accessory series crafted in terracotta and stainless steel
Inspired by the undulating waves of water and organic forms found in nature, the Terra collection – which launched during 3 Days of Design on September 3rd – sees Snøhetta marrying the earthy, organic feel of terracotta with the cool, industrial edge of stainless steel. The result is a series of beautiful objects that offer an original and dynamic way to bring nature into the workspaces and homes alike.
Comprised of three sizes of plant pots, with the two largest being crafted from terracotta, while the smallest are made from stainless steel, the Terra range also includes a tray with a set of three small planters and finally, a stainless steel watering can and watering globe.
Together, the collection represents a strikingly contemporary and urban interpretation of potted plants, ideal for modern workspaces of all kind. As plants have shown to reduce stress, increase workplace happiness and productivity, the pieces will complete design-led interiors, either as a sculptural standalone or when gathered as a group to form a striking, verdant centrepiece.
“The idea behind the collection was to create a world of plants, derived from the logic of nature,” says Marius Myking, Director of Product Design at Snøhetta, “The planters are deliberately reflected–upside down, if you will – giving the plant the opportunity to take root the same way that it does in nature. Moreover, several of the pots are made from Terracotta – a type of soil.”
Fusing Snøhetta’s innovative and experimental approach with Georg Jensen’s timeless appeal, Terra marks Georg Jensen’s first foray into interior planting and also its first time working with terracotta.
“Terra continues a tradition of challenging ourselves with the combination of metals and other materials,” says Georg Jensen Chief Creative Officer, Nicholas Manville. “Georg Jensen himself was a ceramicist before he founded the company. In a way, sculpting bold, metal pieces with a ceramicist’s eye has been at the core of our design approach for over a century. It is exceptional to see the materials living together in one collection.”
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All photographs courtesy of Snøhetta and Georg Jensen