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GreenFortune Streamgardens & Greenwalls

So last Thursday was blog action day in which you had over 13,000 blogs posting topics on climate change and basically anything eco-related. Our mission here at Spoon & Tamago has nothing to do with green design – or anything green for that matter – but  we are partial to the cause so I thought I would quietly share my 2 cents by discussing some companies in Japan who are in the “we’ll help you greenify” business.

greenfortune streamgarden
Greenfortune’s streamgarden

Perhaps the first company that comes to mind is the internationally focused GreenFortune, who has an active Japan group. Based out of Kobe City, the company has 2 flagship products. First to launch was the Streamgarden, which provided residential clients with an easy, low-maintenance garden inside their homes. The 2nd product that they launched was the Greenwall, which was a primarily large-scale installation within a commercial space.  Inhabitat wrote them up a while back if you are interested in learning more. Below is an interior and exterior shot of NINE, a boutique shop in Aoyama, the was completed over the summer of 2009.

greenfortune NINE aoyama interior

greenfortune NINE aoyama exterior

Their office in Kobe also does a nice job of showcasing their work.

greenfortune RoomKit Osaka

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5 comments

1 maia { 10.19.09 at 5:49 pm }

The greenwalls as splendid…thought probably not in my realistic future.
The steamgarden – now that I can get behind!

2 maia { 10.19.09 at 1:49 pm }

The greenwalls as splendid…thought probably not in my realistic future.
The steamgarden – now that I can get behind!

3 Wa-So Design | 和想 | Spoon & Tamago { 10.19.09 at 2:30 pm }

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4 Vertical Gardener { 02.05.10 at 1:03 pm }

The second picture down is a beautiful green wall. Looks amazing.

5 Vertical Gardener { 02.05.10 at 8:03 am }

The second picture down is a beautiful green wall. Looks amazing.