Terra 2.0 is an armchair that grows on the ground. A furniture that use the nature as a part of its design, as a material, but it begins the main material. A design that grows with the time, and changes according to the weather, the season and its environment.Designed by the Nucleo collective composed by artists and designers of Torino. Headed by Piergiorgio Robino. Terra 2.0 is the predecessor of the Terra project, launched in Milano during the design week in 2000.
Terra 2.0, is not manufactured, grow in soil. Is an example of nature as part of the design.
This project is much more than an armchair, that’s obvious. Really, Terra 2.0 is not an armchair properly. It’s a kit of pieces of cardboard for create your own armchair, like DIY (Do It Yourself becames on GIY: Grow It Yourself). The user receives these sheets of cut cardboard that fit between them with cutouts. Once assembled, this structure of cardboard we only need soil and aggregates as rocks to fill the empties between the pieces of cardboard.Terra 2.0 is the power of create your own armchair. Yes! We are telling that create, instead of assembling. Its final development of this armchair is more likely to a creator that uses nature and time, than an assembly process.With only two months the grass that grows on the armchair it will look totally integrated with the environment, seems a little hill in the middle of the landscape.To talk about Terra 2.0 we have to talk about grow, cultivate, watrer, soil and most specially grass. Is the unique furniture that we can define with unconditional integration with its environment. Because it melts with its environment. We can see the ground of our garden or park elevates to give us a seat in the middle of green landscapes.Piergiorgio Robin and the designer Andrea Sanna improve the design of Terra, this peculiar furniture, making more economic on the production, using laser cutting. Making it more cheap the product becomes more democratic. Also, they simplified the process of assembling, improving the pieces and giving facilities to the user for enjoy with the assembly and this seat that links directly with the nature, with the Earth.