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26 Green Design Ideas Inspired By Nature

26 Green Design Ideas Inspired By Nature


No matter how advanced our society and technology is, we can never forget our origins, and we will always need something green around us. Of course, the best idea is actually spending some time in the countryside, but it’s not always possible, so the only thing left is probably bringing some nature to your house instead.

Maybe you would like to stand on a living moss bath mat when you get out from the bath? Sit on a grass covered furniture, and wear a planter on your neck when you leave your house? Human creativity has no limits!

Let’s take a look at some of the most creative green design ideas inspired by nature and maybe find something for yourself.

Which one do you like the most?

1. A Wearable Planter

Why should your plants stay at home? They help clean the air you breathe, are beautiful, and create a wonderful conversation starter. Carry a sprout, a succulent, or a flower you found on your morning walk. (Designer: Colleen Jordan)

2. Living Moss Bath Mat


Constructed of a decay-resistant foam called plastazote, this bath mat is a nursery for three varieties of living moss: ball mass, island moss and forest moss. The humidity of the bathroom and the drops flowing from the body, water the mosses. Great feeling to your feet are guaranteed! (Designer: Nguyen La Chanh)

3. Table With Removable Planter

Emily Wettstein used reclaimed walnut and steel to craft this beautifully organic table. (link)

4. Dilston Grove


Through the application of clay, germinating grass seed, water and natural light the boundary between growth and decay, reverie and renewal was exposed within this repository of spiritual memory. The artists regarded the architectural structure as in some sense being inert, brooding and boarded up, no longer functioning in the community. Bringing memory to the surface, the living skin of grass literally drew life back within the fabric of the church. A momentary resurrection. (Designers: Ackroyd & Harvey)

5. Green Bed


6. Green Umbrella Stand

This rather elegant new age umbrella stand uses rainwater from your umbrella to feed thirsty grass and adds a fun spot of green to your foyer. (Designer: Simon Enever)

7. Growing Jewelry


The collection of this hand jewelry is designed for people in metropolitan cities and is an experiment in drawing nature toward man, as nature being the presupposition of life. (Designer: Hafsteinn Juliusson)

8. One Pot, Two Lives

A planter and a fish tank joined together. (Designers: Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou )

9. Metamorphosis: Bookshelf

Handmade shelf inspired by Ivy. (Designer: Sebastian Errazuriz)

10. Growing Chair

Now you can sit on your favorite tree! The chair resides on a rolling planter with willow trees growing from each leg. Russian vine wraps around the willow branches for a full greenery effect. (Designer: Michel Bussien)

11. Grass Car


Probably still running on petrol, this car disguises to be green. (Image credits: dipfan)

12. Green Knuckles

(Designer: Hafsteinn Juliusson)

13. Bloomin’ Designer’s Business Card

“By following the instructions correctly a decent bloom would have been seen within a week.” (Designer: Jamie Wieck)

14. Grass-On Green Lamp

This lamp is made entirely of recycled materials, and is completely recyclable. (Designer: ITILabDesign)

15. Grow Up Cup


A cup with a grassy bottom. (Designer: Jinsik Kim)

16. Grass Covered Mouse

(Designer: Hanaoka)

17. Pooktre Chair

In 1986 Peter had the idea of growing a chair. Nine years later Peter and Becky became partners. Pooktre was born. Together they have mastered the art of Tree shaping. Pooktre has perfected a Gradual shaping method, which is the shaping of trees as they grow along predetermined designs. Designing and setting up the supporting framework are fundamental to the success of a tree. Some are intended for harvest to be high quality indoor furniture and others will remain living art. (link)

18. Fly Tower

Fly Tower sees the artists working directly on the exterior of one of London’s landmarks, transforming this iconic building into a living artwork of massive proportions. (Designers: Ackroyd & Harvey)

19. Outdoor Living Room

The National Trust, in the UK, has launched a grass sofa project in outdoor spaces. A total of 300 couches have been installed as a reaction to the alarming amount of time (kids in particular) spend indoors. (link)

20. Organic Clock

The clock is powered by a safe chemical reaction between mud and metal electrodes, displaying the time without the need for additional power sources. (Designers: Francesco Castiglione Morelli & Tommaso Ceschi)

21. Life Drawing

Ackroyd and Harvey were granted permission by the Heritage Protection Office of Riga to grow the complete exterior structure of a mausoleum in the Grand City Cemetry, the original resting place of the city’s elite 18th and 19th century merchants. Set in a tranquil setting of trees, the atmosphere of the place belies a turbulent past, with many of the tombs having been vandalised by factions of the Soviet Army in the period of occupation prior to Latvia’s independance over ten years ago. (Designers: Ackroyd & Harvey)

22. Grass Flip Flops

Take a walk in the grass wherever you are! (link)

23. Flower Pots by GOOD!

“The trick is that we liked that flower pot and a person’s face have a similar shape, which contributes to their visual association, the effect is complete and pretty funny”. (Designer: GOOD!)

24. Green Roofs

Green roofs are frequently found on traditional farmhouses and farm buildings in Iceland. (link)

25. LED Mushroom Lamps

Lifelike glowing mushrooms made of glass, wood and led lights. (link)

26. Ivy Bike Lock

Why does our bicycle need to be connected to light poles by chains like a criminal in prison? Inspired by nature, the design of this cable wire lock is a mimicry of ivy. It is unified in our daily scene and promotes protection of the environment. It is soft and feels natural. ‘Ivy’ is a plug to awaken the relationship between you and society. (Designer: Sono Mocci)

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