If you dream of working next to a dense mini-jungle or displaying your beautiful orchids in a different way, then you’ll enjoy the Swedish studio Kauppi & Kauppi’s new ‘Limbus Greenframe’ project — a huge minimalist wooden frame that celebrates potted plants and greenery, and makes them look even more attractive! This illuminated frame highlights the plants you’ve picked for your interior with its delicate LED line. Standing on two small props, greenframe is not only a lamp and a shelf for the plants but also a space divider, which can be put in the middle of the room or adjusted to a wall. Having several frames, one can create a sophisticated partition arranging them in lines or setting them in angles.
I wanted to investigate how much a floor screen could be simplified’, the designer Johan Kauppi explains. ‘When everything except the naked elegant wood frame was reduced, I became interested in seeing what it could be filled with. I often long for the forest and have a beautiful norfolk pine at my desk, which always makes me happy’. ‘Perhaps my plants could fit in the frame?’, Kauppi continues. ‘To make plants grow and prosper, light is needed. Glimakra of Sweden has great knowledge of wood production and did a great job when managed to integrate the lighting in the top of the frame and to conceal the technology in the frame itself. The result is a stripped and restrained furniture in solid wood, a mixture of a room divider, green furniture and light fixture’.
‘Limbus green frame’ is a ‘sibling’ to ‘limbus subtle’ — a soundproof floor screen, which is also a result of the collaboration of Kauppi & Kauppi and Glimakra of Sweden. The objects have identical dimentions and significant wooden legs, and can be used together in one dividing line. Greenframe is entirely made of solid ash wood through advanced CNC milling, where both the luminaire, power cables and adapter are hidden in the frame itself, delivered ready-to-assemble. Plant saucers and legs are screwed underneath the frame, and a long cord with a foot switch allows you to turn on and off the light.