Homegrown Root Furniture
Conceptual furniture project by designer Kai Linke proposes the idea of growing furniture from plant roots.
"Kai's experiments so far involve cultivating fast-growing plants such as grass, cress, bulbs and bamboo and chanelling their roots into a miniature chair-shaped mold. Once the roots have completely filled the mould it is removed, leaving a scale model of a piece of furniture.
This exploration is the first stage of a long term project, which Linke hopes will result in a full size chair made of roots."