This LEGO-inspired modular planter improves vertical farming for gardening in small living spaces!
In recent years, more and more people have tried gardening and harvesting their own vegetables for cooking and eating. While many designs of planters have been created specifically for small living spaces, many of them maintain a fairly small size, not allowing too many plants to grow at one time. Lorenzo Vega, a designer based in Chile, has devised his own take on a modular planter and relies on a modular structure inspired by LEGO building blocks so that the vertical farm can always increase in size if your space allows.
The modular planter from Vega was designed to be a solution for vertical farming in small living spaces. From a single modular cube, seeds can be planted and harvested using traditional planting methods, then another module can be positioned above the first cube, forming a link for adding additional planters. Each modular planter comes in the form of a dish with an accompanying cubic housing that allows crops and plants to grow and reach their full height. Inspired by the appearance and durability of Japanese metabolism and the architecture of social modernism, Lorenzo Vega conceptualized his vertical farmhouse to be uncluttered and clean by design. The simple and elegant finish of the Vega Modular Planter echoes its intuitive ease of use and modular customization.
Stackable and modular product designs are a boon for those of us who live in small spaces. Taking full advantage of the height in any room opens up the space to many other interior design possibilities and gives access to hard-to-reach areas of the apartment that would otherwise go unused. Vega’s modular planter was designed for a small space and this is where it feels right at home.
Designer: Lorenzo Vega
Identical modules can be stacked on top of each other for vertical farming in small living spaces.
A cubic box slides right over the planter to allow crops and plants to reach their full height.
Additional modules can easily be joined together to form links around previous cubes.
The notches on the planter lock in place with the sockets on the planter frame housing.
The modular planter from Vega can be placed outdoors or indoors.
Vega drew inspiration from architecture, especially modernist Japanese metabolic and social structures.