Tom Dixon creates a two-tiered farm, in collaboration with IKEA, by employing innovative futuristic horticultural practices
JUL 4, 2019 | By Aneesha Bhadri
For the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, British designer Tom Dixon donned his gardening gloves and collaborated with IKEA to fashion a two-tiered farm where one can grow their own food. The idea was to propagate sustainable practices and healthy eating habits in modern lifestyles. The renowned creative applied his design skills to the issue of food growth and consumption within urban communities. “Our project explores the dichotomy of the hyper-natural and hyper-technological to encourage a dynamic approach to gardening. The ground level of the green patch is a horticultural laboratory, while the second level is a lush, verdant space where one can sit back and relax. It is a dialogue between traditional planting methods and futuristic ways of horticulture,” says Dixon.