The Phytophiler has attached mirrors in creative ways, alerting the plants’ owners to possible ways to care for and appreciate them.
Having plants is a nice idea – they look good, add to people’s mental well-being and make good therapists. But plants can be difficult, turning brown and withering if they don’t receive enough love and attention. Italian design studio Dossofiorito created a set of terracotta pots called The Phytophiler which shows all sides of a plant, to encourage greater care and appreciation.
Presented at Milan Design Week, at the Salone Satellite 2014 exhibition, The Phytophiler is made of up of a series of handthrown plant pots that have been rigged with carefully placed mirrors and magnifying glasses. The mirrors show the plants from different angles while the magnifying glass encourages a closer examination of the living organism.