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Urban picNYCtable, Design by: HAIKO CORNELISSEN ARCHITECTEN Based on the concept of transposing natural experiences to the apartment, endless alterations are possible with flowers, herbs or even vegetables. Depending on the needs and green thumbs of the owner, the PicNYC table brings various degrees and qualities of the rural experience into the urban residence. As a consequence, the PicNYC table transforms dining into a feast at a new intersection of nature and city.
Grass Tabletop for Indoor Picnics. Would also be cool on a patio or where you can't have grass. "Unveiled by Haiko Cornelissen Architecten, the picNYC table brings the rural experience of picnicking into the residence. Coming with life grass table top, the picNYC table also features folded lightweight aluminum table top and legs form a stiff framework for the grass, soil and stones (needed for drainage)."
For city folks and cold-climate dwellers that want a taste of the outdoors — meet the PicNYC table, an agri-industrial design concept by Dutch architect Haiko Cornelissen (by way of New York City). With this novel idea, it's acceptable and even encouraged to spill a glass of water on the table!
Life-Altering Picnic Table of the Day: Bring the outdoors inside with The picNYC Table from Haiko Cornelissen Architecten. “Suddenly, spilling water becomes a necessity instead of a problem and wine glasses need coasters not to prevent ring stains but to avoid tumbling,” say the table’s designers. The vegetation is very much alive, meaning the table requires constant care, but the reward is invaluable: All the picnic with none of the f*cking ants.
An outdoor table with a grass tabletop for picnics! I love it! Haiko Cornelissen grass topped picnic table
Green outdoor dining table designed by Haiko Cornelissen
Photo by Tec Petaja at Cherry Basket Farm in Omena, MI
In love with this table seen in hearthomemag.co.uk - Issue 4 | photographed by Simon Eldon Geverfde tuintafel ... handig voor zomerse tuinfeesten!
Swap out the middle board of a picnic table with a piece of gutter (drill holes for drainange?) for a handy drink well.
pallets for a wedding picnic tablescape Photography by whiteshutter.com, Design Planning by laurenwave.com
The Perfect Picnic Table Goes Both Ways : gizmodo
LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Need someone Handy to make it for me! Picnic table w/ built in ice bucket. I love this idea!
pallet picnic table...
Folding picnic table - now it is two benches, now it's benches and a table. I wonder if this could be done in less chunky wood and still have structural integrity? PDF plans available at this link.
built in wine chiller...brilliant! practical too - you could easily sub those bottles for juice boxes during playgroup!
Wow! Can you imagina having breakfast here????
DIY Patio Table with Built-in Beer/Wine Coolers - Domesticated Engineer
would LOVE LOVE this in the back yard...perfect Shaded picnic table. Must have for our Southern Backyard.