Monkey Pot installation inspires indoor greenery
designer adam cornish has proved bringing plants indoors can be done in a funky and innovative way with his display in the nest section of designex at the sydney convention and exhibition centre earlier this month.
he used his clever twist on the typical hanging pot – monkey pots – for the installation to show how versatile the product is. the display was inspired by children's fable jack and the beanstalk.
"my intention with the 10 metre high hanging chain of monkey's was to demonstrate to architects and interior designers how they can be linked together in large installations to create beautiful green walls and chains of foliage," he says.
"i wanted to create a kind of 'green graffiti' for interiors of buildings. these longer chains allow the plants to be hung in multi-story applications such as atriums, foyers and in central staircases."
nest was curated by design consultant, journalist and founder of thesnapassembly.com blog – anne-maree sargeant.
"with several existing platforms that promote emerging design talent and product at prototype stage, we identified the opportunity for independent designers with market-ready product to present their work within a commercial context," she explains.
"adam was one of the first designers to join nest and from the outset we worked closely to create an installation that utilised the internal volume of the philip cox designed sydney convention centre, ultimately creating a defining landmark with the monkey pot chain – as it was easily seen from most parts of the exhibition halls.
"the monkey chain clearly demonstrated how the product can be used to create green walls within interior design and public space."