Sputnik 5: A Combined Table and Planter

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Designed by Maxim Scherbakov of the St. Petersburg-based studio Plan-S23, the Sputnik 5 is a coffee table and a planter, all in one. The design references the famous Soviet satellite that took animals into space and back. Composed of a pyramid within a cube, the table lifts the plant into the air and suspends it above the ground. The Sputnik 5 is made of marble, metal, and wood, materials which emphasize traditionally natural imagery, keeping the innovative furniture design on earth.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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