Caterina Moretti of Peca has designed Mökki, a tranquil little desk ornament which serves as a planter as well as an ambient table-top lamp. Whether intentional or not, the lamp’s hand-carved stone casing bears the form of an abstract house, essentially making this micro-environment a garden.
The marble planter is intended to hold a bed of grit or fine gravel which is suitable for various types of plants including sedum, succulents, mosses and even bonsai trees as pictured here. The user is encouraged to make Mökki their own creation, and the species of plants selected can make the setting take on the persona of drastically different eco-systems.
One minor critique I have of the design is that the lamp requires an electrical wire for its power source, which makes the setup decidedly less Zen-like. No one likes cable clutter, and given that the light is provided by LEDs, these low-energy devices could perhaps be powered by concealed batteries or even solar instead.
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