Design by Johan Kauppi for Glimakra of Sweden
Don´t we all wish to work next to a green window? GreenFrame embraces and enlightens your favorite potted plants.
GreenFrame is a floor screen and divider for potted plants with integrated lighting designed by Johan Kauppi for Glimakra of Sweden, launched at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018. GreenFrame allows plants to play a prominent role in interiors - even where daylight may not be enough. A solid wood furniture, ambitiously manufactured with the purpose to contribute to better indoor climate, nicer workplaces and happier plants. GreenFrame aims to create peaceful and pleasant atmospheres in workspaces, offices, lounges and other public furnishings and contexts.
GreenFrame is a floor screen and divider, which 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.
Video & music by Nina Kauppi, as well as styling and visual design throughout the project
A very important value of the floor screen is the great ability it leaves for individuals to personalize their own GreenFrame. The users own floral taste will domain the minimalistic frame and create fantastic possibilities to expression, allowing the chosen plants to influence the appearance of the screens. The product reflects and celebrates the worldwide love for flowers and plants. GreenFrame can host and illuminate most types of plants, from tropical orchids to desert cactus. Three simple pot plant choices will change the dividers look entirely. Nevertheless, the GreenFrame itself has its own strong iconic character, blooming in a symbiosis with its paired plants.
"I wanted to investigate how much a floor screen could be simplified. 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 next to my desk, always making me happy. Perhaps my 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. "
- Johan Kauppi
“Limbus GreenFrame” can be considered a sibling to the sound absorbing floor screen “Limbus Subtle” (German Design Award Winner 2018) also by Glimakra of Sweden, sharing the same dimensions and significant wooden legs. But by all means, they are each other's total opposites. Limbus Subtle is a dense upholstered screen with extra high sound absorption. In contrast, Limbus GreenFrame is a fully transparent divider with lighting. Nevertheless, they have a mission in common - to contribute to better workplaces and indoor environment.
GreenFrame is manufactured in 100 % recyclable material, entirely in solid ash wood by advanced CNC milling. The luminaire, power cables and adapter are hidden in the frame itself, delivered in a flat package 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. On the three wooden plant saucers, potted plants can be kept and combined as desired.