May 10, 2021

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A Lamp that Lights Your Home and Grows Your Veggies

By Kara Weinstein From Core77

Benditas Studio is aiming to change how we eat at home

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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