We've seen at least a few domestic garden concepts on Coroflot in the past—from Ori Mishkal's artsy take on a plantable table to Igor Lobanov's "Sprout Pen"—but Ruth Vatcher's concept is somewhat more practical.
I can't pretend to be an expert on the category, but "Eat Play Grow" table is easily one of the most interesting articles of educational childrens' furniture I've come across.The growing table is designed to encourage children to grow their own food. The simple yet functional design is aimed at being placed in an interior setting such as a kitchen or a bedroom. The child is encouraged to grow herbs or vegetables as well as prepare the food. Simple storage solutions such as the use of felt allow the child to store tools discretely. The table is designed to be simple and subtle, integrating healthy living into a child's life from a young age. It is designed to educate children and promote healthy living.
The combination of materials was chosen so that the product remains versatile and timeless, easily becoming part of a child's daily life. Functions of the table include; a herb sprouting tray, a chopping board for food preparation, a watering pot and felt storage system. The storage system reduces storage space and keeps the material usage to a minimum. It is designed to store tools and acts as an alternative to drawers and trays.
Sure, it's targeted towards those very same helicopter parents who shop at, say, the Park Slope Food Co-Op, but I can't deny that it's a nice (and nicely designed) step towards a healthier foodways for future generations... and it's certainly more elegant than other efforts for the cause.
Additional photos by Damian Drozdowicz via Fast Co. Design; find out more on the project page on Ruth's site.