Updated: May 19
Everyone deserves a beautiful garden, even those who live in the big city. This is the idea behind the Finnish company Plantui.
We made an interview to Stefano Ghesini, Sales Manager of Plantui Italia, who told us about the mission and the processes behind their hydroponic Smart Gardens. “Plantui smart garden is an innovative system that allow to grow plants indoor, starting from a seed that is supplied inside a capsule’’.
If you want to know more, come and visit their stand at Milan Design Market 2018 edition!
It seems like your product will be the one of the new essentials of our kitchens, can you describe your product to us?
PLANTUI SMART GARDEN IS AN INNOVATIVE SYSTEM THAT ALLOW TO GROW PLANTS INDOOR, STARTING FROM A SEED THAT IS SUPPLIED INSIDE A CAPSULE LIKE IS POPULAR NOWADAYS WITH COFFEE. THE SMART GARDEN IS COMPLETELY AUTOMATIC, MENAGES IRRIGATION AND ILLUMINATION ON DEDICATED MODE BY THE PLANT LIFE PERIOD.
How come you created this innovative, technological product? What inspired you?
PLANTUI SMART GARDEN BORN BY AN IDEA OF JANNE LOISKE, A FINNISH DESIGNER THAT REALIZED THE NEEDS OF GROWING HERBS AND SALAD ALL YEAR ROUND WITHOUT SEASON AND AUTOMATICALLY.
How did this particular interest for plants was born? What is your story?
AS I SAID BEFORE, THIS CONCEPT BORN IN NORTHERN EUROPE, WHERE IS DIFFICULT TO GROW FRESH PLANTS DUE TO THE LONG DARK AND COLD WINTER. I MET PLANTUI BACK IN 2015 AND AMAZED BY THE IDEA AND TECHNOLOGY I HAVE DECIDED TO BRING IT TO ITALY.
Nowadays it is so hard to merge nature with technology, how this mix works?
WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS TO BRING THIS TECHNOLOGY INTO A DESIGN ITEM, ADDING THE CONCEPT OF THE CAPSULE AND CREATING A SOFTWARE THAT IS CAPABLE TO REPLICATE SOLAR SPECTRUM THAT REPLICATE THE SOLAR LIGHT. THIS WAY, THE PLANT CAN GROW RICH AND FAST IN OUR HOUSE. THE BASIC OF THE SYSTEM IS THE HYDROPONIC. HYDROPONIC WAS DISCOVERED BACK IN 1930 AND IS WIDELY USED TODAY IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY.
How were the feedbacks from the people that bought your product?
PEOPLE LOVE IT. THE TASTE OF OUR HERBS AND SALADS IS RICH OF FLAVOUR AND PERFUME.
In the future will we see you with other functional products like this one?
THE MARKET OF THE SMART GARDEN IS EXPLOGING IN THOSE YEARS. MANY PEOPLE ARE LAUNCHING SIMILAR PRODUCT ON CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM AS KICKSTARTER. BIG MANUFACTURER ARE CONSIDERING TO ADD THIS PRODUCT INTO THEIR APPLIANCES LINE. WE ARE ONE OF THE PIONEERS BUT THIS IS THE FUTURE.