The Monstera Magnifica (exalted) and Monstera Fugiens (fleeing) are two
distinctive plant pots. This is not only because of their elegant legs and high gloss finish. The Monstera series is in fact a new “species” of plant pots; one that liberates the plant from the windowsill and in which plants can regain their natural freedom, even within the interior. The Monstera-plant pot—with its ornate roots—is an extension of the plant, rather than a separate object (which is also why the pots bear a botanical name). The design casts a new light on the otherwise rigid and oppressive traditional plant pot.
There are two versions of the Monstera:
a high, exalted version, the Monstera
Magnifica, and the lower Monstera
Fugiens. The fragile-looking legs of both plant pots are made of steel
bars. These are bent by hand to form the
roots and moulded with
industrial, chemical epoxy clay. This approach gives the Monstera design its fragile look, yet it is unexpectedly strong and
stable because of the chosen elaboration.
The Monstera Magnifica and Monstera Fugiens where exhibited at the Design Perron during the Dutch Design Week 2014. This is the largest design event in Northern Europe and is renowned for its selection of premium design and talented designers.