A garden for your
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.
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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.
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.
Dan Stubbergaard, architect and founder, Cobe
Bring some green into
your living room
Plan and elevation of Forfatterhuset Kindergarten.
Plan and elevation of the Facade collection.
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.
Located in the heart of vibrant neighbourhood, “De Gamles By” – literally “The city of the old” – used to be the end destination for senior citizens in Copenhagen. Today the area is a showcase of age-integrated diversity. People of all ages meet and share the green gardens, which feature goats, rabbits, chickens and vegetable gardens for local schoolchildren. Among the beautiful red-brick homes for the elderly, this lush green garden village is home to Forfatterhuset – a kindergarten organized around large mature trees like potted plants on a terrace. The plot is divided into smaller and more intimate zones of gardens, lively play zones, roof terraces and quiet niches. Forfatterhuset is simultaneously a playground and a building, a park and an institution. This is a kids’ world to discover and explore.
Read more about Forfatterhuset Kindergarten