According to Noam Levy of The Green Factory you do not need green fingers to make your living environment greener. With the aid of terrariums he transforms living and working spaces into green oases. He creates these Sixties-inspired terrariums with a small team at his Green Factory.
That sounds like a big production plant, but is actually the opposite. The Green Factory is a small boutique and workshop near Canal Saint-Martin, a place which is very popular with fabulous Parisiennes and hip Parisians. The Green Factory is sometimes called Paris’s 'best-kept secret’. As far as we’re concerned, such a beautiful shop with such a great ambition should be known all over the world. So let us tell you some more about it.
Ecosystem in a glass pot
Noam makes plant compositions in lidded glass terrarium pots with the aim of creating self-sufficient ecosystems. Each creation is hand-made, consisting of a small tree in the middle of the pot with some greenery and stones around it. Apart from watering it a couple of times a year, the ecosystem requires little maintenance. A terrarium like this brings a piece of forest into your home.
Terrarium for the home
His shop is at the following address: 17 rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris. You can visit the shop Wednesday to Saturday between 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday between 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you’re not able to get to Paris any time soon, don’t worry. You can also order a DIY kit online! The instructions are on the website.
Exposé: The Green Factory
Want to find out more about Noam Levy’s The Green Factory? We talked to him, perfume designer Barnabé Fillion and Christophe Guinet (Monsieur Plant) for the Exposé video project. Watch the video here.