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Climbing the wall

The Maison & Objet design show that closed Tuesday in Paris turned out to be an interesting showcase for urban garden design.

Exhibitors offered a range of solutions for bringing greenery to those without space for a traditional garden, including space-saving living walls for the home. One of the most interesting: the Miroir en Herbe, or Grass Mirror, designed by Jean-Jacques Hubert for Paris-based H20 Architectes in collaboration with Edition Compagnie.

Plants sit in modular planters that can can be stacked to varying heights. A hidden watering tube allows irrigation to flow directly to the roots.

The result: a sleek and sophisticated work of art meant to fragment one’s reflection and blur the boundary between culture and nature, the H20 team said.

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Unit price: 195 euro, or about $275. For more information (in French): www.h2oarchitectes.com.

-- Kristin Hohenadel, reporting from Paris


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