Roderick Vos designs combined plant pots, lighting and power sockets

These hanging plant pots by Dutch designer Roderick Vos incorporate overhead lighting and plug sockets for a space-saving approach to adding greenery to the office.

Roderick Vos designs combined plant pots, lighting and power sockets

The Bucketlight features two LED lights situated and sealed at the bottom of two plant pots joined together. A reinforced electrical cable is then used to hang the Bucketlight from the ceiling.

Roderick Vos designs combined plant pots, lighting and power sockets

"Because we did not have enough floor space at our office and showroom, and were in desperate need of light, the Bucketlight was born," explained Vos.

Roderick Vos designs combined plant pots, lighting and power sockets

The combination of light and plant life then gave rise to a novel way of distributing electricity throughout the designer’s office and showroom in s’-Hertogenbosch, 30 kilometres outside Eindhoven.

Roderick Vos designs combined plant pots, lighting and power sockets

"We created sockets in the objects, enabling us to connect our computers and our workstations, avoiding heaps of tangled cords," the designer said.

Roderick Vos designs combined plant pots, lighting and power sockets

The result is the Powercube. This variant of the Bucketlight features a multi-plug adaptor attached to the pot via a 1.5-metre-long electrical cord.

Roderick Vos designs combined plant pots, lighting and power sockets

Each Bucketlight is made from cast aluminium and covered in a textured green powder-coating. They are in use at the designer's own studio and available through their website.

Roderick Vos designs combined plant pots, lighting and power sockets

Photography is by Rene van der Hulst.

Roderick Vos designs combined plant pots, lighting and power sockets