Crystal Collection by Pour les Alpes

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DMY Berlin 2010: design collective Pour les Alpes will present multi-faceted wooden plant pots at the DMY International Design Festival taking place in Berlin next week.

Above and top: Chapütschin

Called Crystal Collection, plants appear to grow out of a crack in the surface of each pot.

Above: Chapütschin

Named Chapütschin and Gion, the containers are made of oak and their design is inspired by mountain crystals.

Above: Gion

Here's a little bit of information from the designers:


POUR LES ALPES – COLLECTION CRYSTAL (2010)

The crystals, Chapütschin’ and‚ Gion’ are alpine treasures in an urban landscape. Their formal language is archaic but sophisticated.

Above: Gion

The design is inspired by the mountain crystal; originated from the depths of nature, legendary the stories of its discovery and sculptural its appearance.

Above: Gion

The crystals‚ Chapütschin’ and‚ Gion’ are plant pots. As part of the sculpture, the plants are growing out of a crack.

Material: Massive oak wood, oiled

Above: Gion

CRYSTAL ‚CHAPÜTSCHIN’

Description: Limited edition of 5 pcs. + 1 prototype + 2 A.P.
Material: Massive oak wood, oiled
Dimensions: 1100 x 900 x 580 mm (wxdx h)

Above: Gion

CRYSTAL ‚GION’

Description: Limited edition of 5 pcs. + 1 prototype + 2 A.P.
Material: Massive oak wood, oiled
Dimensions: 300 x 340 x 380 mm (wxdx h)

Above: Chapütschin


See also:

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Echos by
Pour les Alpes
Selfish & Devoted by
Deger Cengiz
Plant pot by
Uli Budde
  • Josh Nelson

    Imagine if the ROM was wooden, the chairs too!

  • Johnny David

    Looks like a coffin… Is this deliberate?

  • ste

    looks nice… kinda beautiful… but the way one looks beautiful but you know its not important… because its only beautiful… meaningless and beautiful

  • billybob

    did they get their inspiration from Arik Levy’s Rock or what ?

  • kem

    Works well with the landscape (apt for a landscaping piece!!) and context here in Switz.

  • http://www.mmflouter.blogspot.com Michael

    First impression is just like Johnny David’s: Looks like a coffin…
    A coffin with vegetation… Taking cradle-to-cradle to the next level?

    Nice sculptures though.