Kingdom: Vegetabile.


“The project’s starting point was to explore using London’s plant life as a raw material for everyday products. The process developed to create the furniture combines weaving, moulding, freeze-drying and hardening. An industrial freeze-drying chamber was used to preserve the moulded plant material through the extraction of the water content over several weeks. The furniture was then fused using a linseed oil based resin.

The process led to exploiting the plant’s existing branching structure and natural ability to aggregate and interlock. The structures though minimal, span and fill large volumes. Their forms are robust yet delicate. This project was a chance to reconsider our connection with everyday objects, the materials that surround us and with those we choose to live with.” (Khan, 2010)

Material Qualities

Kingdom Attributes

  • Textured
  • Common
  • Organic
  • Natural Odor
  • Disorganized
  • Honest
  • Freedom of Shape
  • Irregular

Specific Material Attributes

  • Fresh
  • Wrinkled
  • Unique
  • Natural
  • Sonorous
  • Dense
  • Soothing

Basic Ingredients

  • Flower foliage
  • Water


Asif Khan Ltd.

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+44(0)20 7729 3773


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-Khan, A. (2010) Harvest Idee. Retrieved from