Kilo and Cobe flowerpots

COBE bases collection of ceramic plant pots on its own building

Danish architecture firm COBE has created a range of ridged pots based on a school building it also designed.

The pots were created in partnership with Kilo Design for COBE's solo exhibition, Our Urban Living Room, at the Danish Architecture Centre.

Kilo and Cobe flowerpots

Designed to bring a sense of the city into the domestic environment, the vessels echo a kindergarten in Copenhagen completed by the firm in 2014.

The pots come in three different sizes – vase, bowl and flower pot – and are stackable to create staggered heights.

Kilo and Cobe flowerpots

Their ridged exterior and rust-coloured finish are intended to resemble the building's brick cladding, while rounded corners recall the shape of each of Forfatterhuset Kindergarten's five interconnected buildings.

Plants placed in the containers resemble the green roof gardens of the building. Each pot is earthenware glazed on the inside, so it's waterproof, and has been handmade in Denmark.

Kilo and Cobe flowerpots

"As our Urban Living Room exhibition refers to the extension of the personal sphere into the cityscape, we found it interesting to try to bring the city back into the living room," said the firm, which recently completed a golden, studded rock and roll museum in Denmark.

Swedish design studio Stoft similarly found an unusual source of inspiration for its plant pots, designing a series of nesting containers that are based on stages of plant growth.

Photography is by Rasmus Hjortshøj

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Kilo and Cobe flowerpots
Kilo and Cobe flowerpots