Cella is a small, lightweight plastic model designed to create its own ecosystem to hold moss and plants. The goal? To bring nature closer to those living an urban life. What fun these cell-like containers/planters are. But they aren’t just for planting – they can be art pieces when assembled together, of scattered about (see below). Cella was developed from the “Mosspebble” roof project at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (that’s right, Harvard University). Moss doesn’t need soil – it gets its nutrients from the air and thrives on porous materials. And Cella’s design creates the optimum micro climate for moss and other plants. They can be installed on any surface – walls, for example. Making them ideal for small urban spots. (And after all, walls are the new trend in growing plants – vertical gardens are hot!) They’ve taken their project to Kickstarter for funding – in order to produce the molds that will bring the consumer cost down. So if you fancy yourself a supporter of bringing nature into the city, into apartments, or anywhere you can fit a small Cella – now’s your chance to help from the ground up!
Cella: A project designed to bring urban dwellers closer to nature.
Is it a planter, or is it art?
Moss needs no earth to grow – only air.
Use Cella to create a stunning light.
Or use Cella to create a chair!
Cella is available in three sizes.
More information: Ecoid or Kickstarter