Based in Italia, Moreno Ratti is an architect and designer who attempts to incorporate ecological thinking in his work. He recently designed a series of flowerpots that include travertine marble that acts as a sponge in the pot.
It works as follows: the marble that contains the plants absorbs the water to distribute it to the soil. On the way to the soil, the water is transported through the marble holes and collects some mineral salts on the way, helping to nourish the plant’s roots better. The marble acts as both the central decorative element and the functional part.