picNYC Table, An Indoor Urban Dining Table That Grows Grass

The picNYC table from Haiko Cornelissen Architecten is an indoor aluminum dining table created for urban living spaces that actually grows grass. Owners of this table must hand-cut the tabletop grass to maintain it because “no table grass mower yet exists”. While designed as a concept piece, interested buyers may contact Haiko Cornelissen for more information on purchasing one.

The picNYC table creates a surreal experience of nature in the city that literally transforms dining. Suddenly spilling water becomes a necessity instead of a problem, wine glasses need coasters not to prevent ring stains but to avoid tumbling…

Based on the concept of transposing natural experiences to the apartment, endless alterations are possible with flowers, herbs or even vegetables. Depending on the needs and green thumbs of the owner, the PicNYC table brings various degrees and qualities of the rural experience into the urban residence. As a consequence, the PicNYC table transforms dining into a feast at a new intersection of nature and city.

via Gizmodo and Architizer

photos by Iwan Baan and Alan Tansey