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picNYC Transforms Urban Dining

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Haiko Cornelissen Architecten recently unveiled their picNYC table with a live grass table top.  Inspired by wave of urban farming initiatives, the picNYC takes this concept into the house at a micro level. A folded lightweight aluminum table top and legs provide the necessary structure to support the stone drainage bed, soil and grass. With the grass option, spilling water while dining no longer becomes an issue, but rather a necessity. However, should one require a finely groomed lawn on top, the grass will need to be cut by hand. Other options suitable for the picNYC include an endless opportunity for planting with a wide range of greenery ranging from flowers, to fruits and vegetables.

Cite:Tim Winstanley. "picNYC Transforms Urban Dining" 07 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/196747/picnyc-transforms-urban-dining/>