Terrariums are a 19th century invention. But no other plant container looks more futuristic.
Taking that notion to whole other planet is Matteo Cibic, a multi-threat creative director for architecture, design and ad brands, who introduced the Domsai at 2009's Design Week in Milan earlier this year–and who have arrived at A+R.
With their bulbous tops and skinny legs, the anthropomorphic Domsai look like space men from another planet. But the figures, nearly 11 inches tall, are actually terrariums. Matteo considers them a kind of tamagotchi. But unlike those basic techie toys that require "feeding," the Domsai is high design and beautiful and actually requires a bit of water and sunlight.
The porcelain "pants" are hand cast and their glass heads mouth blown, and all produced in Matteo's town of Nove, a Northern Italian town known for its ceramics.
At the risk of driving Andy mad crazy, I will likely have to collect all of them (the six styles come in white or gold!).
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