We are fascinated by the beauty and diversity of nature. Thanks to our research and development activities, we have created plant-based creative composites that create a relationship between landscape and architecture, creating an artistic and inspiring surface for man. The material is called Viaplant.
Leptek-Terv Landscape Architecture Studio has been engaged in Landscape Architecture since 2002. Our work focuses on people-centred renewal of urban spaces, parks, and residential areas, as well as institutional gardens, playgrounds and the regeneration of historic gardens. From the beginning we believe that a Landscape Architect is both an engineer, an artist and a community organizer. For this reason, our work is not limited to design, but also to create values in other social activities related to Landscape Architecture, such as community planning, applied arts, publications and education.
The obvious character of Viaplant is the plant itself – its details, color and texture record one moment of the plant’s development, may it be a summer blossom or a fall leaf. Similarly to amber that captures the history of life Viaplant encapsulates nature’s artistic performance and preserves it in the long run.
In this composite, the plants are paired with a resistant, water-clear binder, providing durable, scratch-resistant and easy-to-clean surfaces.
The vegetable starch-based binder can be bent so that it can also be applied to curved surfaces.
It is resistant to even greater physical stress and its glossy surface lends elegance.
One of our main goals in creating Viaplant was to represent the diversity of nature. To this end, we reconsidered the utilization of plant parts generated during the maintenance of urban green spaces.
And in addition to autumn foliage and mowed grass, we also saw beauty and opportunity in aggressively spreading invasive species such as the Canadian goldenrod or ragweed.
Only plant parts with a renewal period of up to one year are used in the production of our materials. This is a key factor in minimizing the environmental impact. In addition, it is important for us that the natural raw materials of Viaplant, without exception, come from domestic sources, and the entire work process takes place in Hungary.
In addition to the finished lamps and furniture, Viaplant is also available as a raw material in the form of panels. You can choose from 12+ types of plant textures, with which countless ideas can be implemented depending on the area of use.