Wondering which chair design would suit your backyard? Stop thinking. Instead, let nature take its course by growing eco-friendly Terra grass armchairs for you. TERRA grass armchair by Studio Nucleo is a green (by design and color) ‘grow-it-yourself’ armchair grown to match the ambiance, while becoming a living part, of your lawn.
The grow-it-yourself armchair consists of corrugated cardboard pieces and a pack of grass seeds. All you need to do is set up the cardboard frames in the lawn, pack it with soil and sprinkle grass seeds on the pack. After two months of daily watering, a beautiful grassy chair will grow in the garden.
The idea behind making TERRA Grass Chair
The idea for TERRA originated over two decades ago in 1999. In the following years, the chair design gained immense popularity and Studio Nucleo sold the chair all across the world between the years 2000 and 2005. However, designers Andrea Sanna and Piergiorgio Robino of Studio Nucleo realized that self-production was no longer sustainable, hence, manufacturing was abandoned for over a decade. A letter from a TERRA fan reignited the production in 2016.
According to the designers, a shift in design production is crucial toward sustainable practices amid the changing world. The grass chair helps inch toward that goal. The studio sought funds on Kickstarter and the campaign was successful.
You can now buy the beautifully whimsical TERRA grass armchair from Nucleo’s website for €290 (also check out the other models). You can also purchase the Studio Nucleo Terra from Amazon.
How to grow TERRA grass armchair?
TERRA grass armchair is not an end product, but an idea. The studio sells flatpack, laser-cut cardboard parts, which require assembly and inclusion of soil and grass seeds by the consumer.
You need to assemble the cardboard pieces into an ergonomic frame. Fill it with dirt, which is free and easily available. Sprinkle seeds over the soil and water them frequently. Over time, it will flourish and become a part of your garden landscape, while offering you a piece of nature to sit on.
The cost for the grass chair is a bit high but offers the most natural way of making your own lawn furniture, without any negative impact on the environment. Moreover, once the grassy layer is thick enough, you don’t even have to worry about furniture damage due to the elements.