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Heather Allen

Heather Allen

Plant Bench

The Plant Bench allows workers to escape from their desks for short breaks to connect to nature by tending to plants. Procrastination can leave people feeling uninspired, unmotivated, or stagnant; my object brings an alternative focal-point to the office, allowing coworkers to participate in the care and maintenance of a community plant. Gardening and the presence of plants in office are both proven to be therapeutic; by offering the worker an opportunity to garden within the office, I am offering them a chance to have a mental break from their day and a chance to relieve stress. The Plant Bench is of an adequate size to accommodate a large variety of plants, allowing the consumer to customize.