Newly launched Benditas Studio recently debuted Brot, a multi-functional lamp and germinator at the Greenhouse category of Stockholm Furniture Fair. Designed to create a cozy, well-lit atmosphere while growing your own leafy greens, the lamp is made from terracotta and comes in two pieces. The bottom piece holds a tray of seeds, and the piece on top is designed to direct light towards the seeds and the surrounding room through the center gap.
The instructions are simple: First, soak your seeds in the tray (timing depends on the type of seed). Once the allotted time has gone by, place seeds on the stainless steel tray and make sure to moisten two to three times per day. After four to six days, a salad magically appears and ready for harvest.
Brot is the first project from Benditas Studio, founded by Caterina Vianna and Ferran Gest. They launched this year to merge furniture and food, designing new products and services for the food sector. Brot is the Catalan word for 'sprout' and we are excited to see what else this duo sprouts, especially if it means helping us eat our vegetables.
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It looks like the container is clay; wonder why they didn't take advantage of the water retention ability of clay and instead opted for a stainless insert; then it makes the clay container irrelevant, could've been any material. Looks nice.
It does look nice, and that is probably part of why they chose to use a stainless insert. Without the insert, the lamp would exhibit blotchy saturated sections/patterns when watered. It's hard to tell from the photos, but I'm also guessing the insert in doughnut shaped to keep everything contained to the outer edge where it is easily accessible.