Growing Tree Chair By Michel Bussien

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Michel Bussien's growing tree chair. Swiss Designer Michel Bussien created this innovative growing tree chair.

The 'Growing Chair': An ingenious idea which consists basically of trees and plants which grow in a chair-shaped miniature greenhouse.

Sit on your favorite tree and think about how 'eco' you are… You can see it growing like it’s an ant-farm! Potted and on rollers here, but if you plant it with the right elements in nature, remove the box and the plant is treeish!

Bussien wants us literally to get back to our roots.  In his manifesto below, he explores the greener side of future design.

Michel Bussien has this to say about nature and the necessary change in creating modern design:

Nature Manifesto

Having evolved from nature, we have gradually differentiated ourselves from it. Modern society has come to build itself on the perception that nature and man are separated. This differentiation has come to inhibit us and our way of creating. We have now reached the point when the way forward is going back.

We have to accept that we and everything we create are part of nature. This mindset is essential for evolution as a whole. When applying this to our way of thinking we will liberate ourselves from stagnated conventions.

To move further we need to incorporate the living matter that surrounds us. Let us use the complexity of living nature and include it in our creations. These creations will then redefine the way we reconstruct nature. Only then will we truly move forward.

It is time for man and nature to reunite.

(Michel Bussien)


Growing tree chair by designer Michel Bussien.

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