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The Force Flower Pot Gives the Illusion that a Seedling Split Cement

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Apr 26, 2013 • References: bentudesign
The Force Planter embodies an unusual artistic quality when compared to other types of flower pots. Usually you get decoration through form, texture and color, but this piece has a more philosophical message embedded in its unique shape. What Bentu Design created was a concrete block with soil in the center, but it's top features a continuous surface of the hard industrial material so that the object looks like a solid rock.

Now, the most important detail of the Force Planter is the spiderweb cracking of the concrete from the middle. A broken chip opens it up slightly, letting a fine beam of light inside and allowing a small stem to escape. This is a beautiful and thought-provoking piece that comments on the break between the natural and the artificial environments.