Christophe Guinet isn’t, in the words of Nike, just doing it; he’s growing it. Living up to his nom de guerre, the French artist known as “Monsieur Plant” has fashioned a line of hyperrealistic high-tops using little more than flowers, moss, bark, and packed dirt. Both and neither topiary and footwear, the Just Grow It collection comprises nearly all natural materials. Guinet even gives Nike’s emblematic swoosh the vegetal treatment, painstakingly carving one from an array of minuscule buds before assembling another seed by singular seed.
GET SET, GROW
“In these works, one can read a certain dichotomy between the marketing and media world in which we live and ethical values that are dear to me,” Guinet tells Fast Co.Design. “This is an invitation for all of us to contemplate, to rediscover the beauty of a single seed of a wild grass, the delicacy of a flower, or the smell of the foam.”
[Via Fast Co.Design]