Fresh Herbs, Eco-Friendly and With Style

WMF’s newly-launched WMF Ambient range includes the herbs@home indoor garden

German small appliance manufacturer WMF introduced its Ambient range at IFA.

It features practical interior furnishings that are both decorative and functional – including herbs@home, a herb garden designed to provide permanently fresh herbs to the home. An indoor plant pot made of the company’s Cromargan stainless steel material, it boasts a number of intelligent functions.

An integrated wick watering mechanism helps keep kitchen herbs or flowers looking good for longer and enables the user to leave plants for a number of days without watering. An energy-efficient LED lighting system creates “exciting light effects and lets the plants shine”. The lamps can be turned on and off and the brightness adjusted with a light touch.

Consumers want a cosy atmosphere when cooking, but also healthy, varied ingredients, WMF research has found: “We want to know where our food comes from, and seek out local produce.”

The company observes growth in the indoor gardening segment and in urban gardening, “and people are having fun growing something for the kitchen even in the smallest of spaces. And it’s good for the climate, both indoors and outdoors”.

Other plants can be grown in herbs@home, and it can also be used as a decorative ornamental pot for house plants. It can serve as discreet lighting for the kitchen or living room, which makes the fresh plants look good at the same time; and an extra-long and removable cable enables connection to the power supply from a good distance.

The tank contains enough water for up to four days, so plants will survive a long weekend away; herbs@home has space for two herbs or pot plants with a diameter of 12 cm; and a removable water tank makes it easy to clean.

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