mutant cactus sculptures on spherical garden
The Growroom is a spherical garden designed for cities.
Created by Space 10 (a research hub launched by IKEA to test product prototypes), The Growroom was originally designed with the intent to spark conversations about how we can bring nature back into urban environments and grow our own food, providing a local alternative to the global food model.
The original version of The Growroomattracted enough interest for Space 10 and IKEA to consider selling it, but fabricating and shipping the project across continents seemed antithetical to The Growroom's mission of being a model for sustainable, local movements.
The solution was to make the project open source so that anyone could access the plans.
Sy Arden brought the plans to Moore & Moore Garden Center in Nashville, TN where together they started working on bringing The Growroom to life by partnering with MAKE Nashville and Classic Custom Cabinetry to build it live at the Urban Garden Festival in 2017.
Next it would land at Moore & Moore Garden Center for exhibit and be used to house artist Yuri Figueroa's work during an event that celebrated the newly release book, "Foodscape Revolution."