Kauppi and Kauppi are a relatively new, but already successful duet of designers. To participate in the competition organized by the AZ magazine, the studio presented its most famous and very Scandinavian work – GreenFrame designed for Glimakra of Sweden. This is a modern interpretation of the traditional screen separator. combined with a holder for plants and light sources.
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It’s not a fact that the screen will bring Johan and Nina Kauppi an AZ award 2019, but this unusual piece of furniture certainly reflects our desire to get closer to nature. At the same time, it is a technologically simple solution using reasonable materials.
Designer Johan Kauppi about the GreenFrame
“We wanted to investigate how much a floor screen could be simplified. When everything except the naked elegant wood frame was reduced, we became interested in seeing what it could be filled with. I often long for the forest and have a beautiful Norfolk pine next to my desk, always making me happy. Perhaps our plants could fit in the frame? And to make plants grow and prosper, light is needed. The result is a stripped and restrained furniture in solid wood – a mixture of a room divider, green furniture and light fixture. “
GreenFrame helps to create green areas even where daylight may not be enough. In Scandinavia in particular, with fewer hours of daylight during the dark half of the year, light support is often needed when overwintering potted plants. The floor screens can be individually furnished as a green oasis in middle of rooms, or as back scenes adjacent to walls. They can also be repeated in long prodigious rows or angles. The frames are stable and airy constructed, allowing the chosen plants to influence the appearance of the screens. Additionally, leafy plants contributes to positive room acoustics through their ability to diffuse sound.