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type: exhibition
event: Milan Design Week
venue: Urban Agriculture Survival Kit
location: Milano, Italy
project by: Bulbo, Antonio Scarponi, Piccolo Vegs for Pots
curator: Milano Green Point
year: 2014
photographer: Ottavio Montanari
During Milan Design Week 2014, Bulbo once again participated in Fuorisalone events, this time for the occasion of the Urban Agriculture Survival Kit exhibition. Bulbo teamed up with Antonio Scarponi, creator of the hacked hydroponic system ELIOOO and collaborated with seed sellers Piccolo Vegs for Pots, to create the Orto Perpetuo, or The Perpetual Garden: an indoor hydroponic garden able to produce fruit and vegetables all year long at home. Inspired by the natural patchwork of colors and textures so well known in the traditional Italian backyard gardens, this revamped urban garden brought a rural atmosphere indoors.

Orto Perpetuo, a self contained system designed with the Quadra’s light, the ELIOOO hydroponic system, and a mix of vegetables from Piccolo Pots of Vegs, was designed as a modular unit of less than one square meter able to hold 24 plants while consuming less than 50 watts of electricity. For the Urban Agriculture Survival Kit exhibition, the team created a two square meter version to impress upon the public the scale at which indoor gardening is now accessible, and the inherent bridge to nature that indoor gardens can bring to urban dwellers.

Orto Perpetuo at Fuorisalone 2014