Plant&Moss is a British design brand co founded by designers James Plant and James Moss. With shared first names and gardening-esqe surnames, they also share the same vision and underlying approach to their work. The duo graduated in product and furniture design in 2008 and formed Plant&Moss a year later.
They have exhibited at a One Year On at New Designers, an exhibition curated by Thorsten van Elten in the Business Design Centre, at The Dock, an exhibition instigated by Tom Dixon.
Interiors 2010 will see the launch of the Tube chair.They will be showing 3 customised versions of the tube chair, created in collaboration with Holly Palmer, Abigail Borg and Kat Mammone.
“The tube chair is a piece of furniture that has been designed to arrive in the post in parts for the consumer to assemble.
My design is therefore inspired by self-assembly instructions with images that people are familiar with and understand.
The idea is to eliminate the need for separate instructions integrating them into the manufacture process and making it even easier to put together as the parts are self labelled”.
“I wanted to create a fun yet artistic design, that could add a touch of classic inspired design to an innovative piece of furniture.
My designs are usually translated into my digitally printed wallpaper range, so I’m looking forward to experimenting with new methods of printing onto interior products.
The design is hand drawn and uses minimal colour not to over complicate the delicate design, allowing the hand drawn detail to stand alone in a modern setting.”
The slats are painted white with the words ‘To’ and ‘From’ printed onto them. A permanent black marker pen is included in the tube as part of the product.
The Plant&Moss ethos of creating fun, practical and unusual solutions within the home is developed with the buyer’s interaction becoming part of the nished piece. We see the creative product encouraging and allowing creativity.
The finished letters could be children’s scribbles, poems of love or intellectual debates. The chair acts as a blank canvas with the space for a unique, personal message. This ‘letter’ then becomes a permanent feature in the
home, a constant reminder of the one who sent it, a personal gift with a practical purpose.”
A full list of exhibitors
Hendzel and Hunt
Plant & Moss
Puff & Flock