If there’s one thing millennials are keeping alive, it’s plants – and I am guilty of being an obsessive plant parent myself. A quick check of the #plantsofinstagram with its almost 10 million posts tells you this trend is here to stay. However, millennials don’t just want plants, they want plants that match their aesthetic goals with planter designs that are multifunctional and elevate their interior game!

Designed by Ben Hansen, this simple yet innovative dog house uses excess water from watering plants and filters it into the dog’s water bowl! Rattan with green accents gives it a light, airy feel. The minimal dog house will brighten any corner of your home – hard not to when it holds a cute plant and pet! It’s an adorable piece of furniture that not only serves as a home for your pet but also doubles up as an elegant plant holder, harmoniously merging with the interiors of your home. Ben’s approach to this is an almost reversal to the way we treat our pets and plants. While we love the use of rattan and wish to promote this sustainable material, there is also a certain lightness to the material which needs to be balanced by a strong and heavy metal frame to keep your energetic puppy from toppling this over! There are rather obvious questions about the actual purification of this plant water runoff and we hope Ben will soon share more details on the design’s execution.

This is the beauty of concepts – where we challenge traditional designs with the promise of something new. And while that new is not 100% ready yet, we know that this design can match our interior, pet, and plant baby goal in one neat package!

Designer: Ben Hansen

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