Facade Collection

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A garden for your
living room

Year: 2016

The Facade collection is a unique partnership in Danish design between Cobe, product designers Kilo and design brand HAY. Inspired by Forfatterhuset Kindergarten in Copenhagen, designed by Cobe, the series shares the same structure, material and design DNA, and is a versatile ceramic container solution for plants, utensils, servings and home decoration.

Buy the Facade collection at HAY

cobe facade collection concept sketch

Concept sketch

The Facade collection is inspired by Forfatterhuset Kindergarten designed by Cobe. The kindergarten itself, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is organised as five small buildings with green roof gardens of varying heights and sizes placed around large mature trees, appearing as potted plants on a terrace. As a unique example of architecture and design going hand in hand, the building is visually reflected in the structure, material and overall design DNA of the collection, having the same ridged surface and material as the vertical brick facade of the kindergarten. In addition, rounded corners recall the shape of each of the kindergarten’s five interconnected buildings.

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cobe forfatterhuset exterior detail

Designed to bring a sense of the city into everyone’s home, the Facade collection is inspired by the materials and forms of our Copenhagen kindergarten Forfatterhuset, bridging architecture and design in a simple grip.

Bring some green into
your living room
cobe facade collection drawings

Plan and elevation of Forfatterhuset Kindergarten.

cobe facade collection drawings

Plan and elevation of the Facade collection.

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Crafted in dark terracotta with an unglazed exterior providing grip and texture, and a glazed interior that creates a natural appearance and a healthy growing environment, the items in the collection can be used alone or together as a family. It comes in four different versions, suiting individual needs – a vase, two different herb pots and a tray. All items are stackable.

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Year: 2016

Collaborators: Kilo and HAY

Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Greta Tiedje

Awards: Wallpaper Design Award 2017

Photographer: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST and HAY