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The Local River Aquarium (UPDATE)

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: • References: mathieulehanneur & dezeen
Designer Mathieu Lehanneur has taken the concept of eating locally and sustainably to beautiful new heights with his River Plant Aquarium. Taking inspiration from the natural ecosystem found within a river, this aquarium-meets-garden uses a natural symbiotic relationship between plants and fish.

This beautiful aquarium is filled with freshwater fish; the orb atop the aquarium contains a tiny vegetable patch. The fish swim, eat and create waste. The plants soak up the water as well as the nitrate-rich excrement produced by the fish. In doing so, the vegetables naturally filter and purify the aquarium water.

This concept is aimed squarely at locavores who aim to eat as locally as possible--what's more local than your own living room?

Since we wrote about the Local River aquarium in April, it's been shown at the Artists Space in New York. Check out the video of the installation above. Lehanneur's eco-friendly creative services were also utilized for the aquariums in the Flood Restaurants in Paris. Stats for Home Decor for Locavores Trending: Older & Warm
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