Inside the Box: Boxwood Cube

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Inside the Box: Boxwood Cube

May 11, 2011
11:01am
Photo by: Knibb Design

The Boxwood Cube began as a way for Los Angeles landscape designer Sean Knibb to incorporate seating into his gardens that was chic, colorful, and portable. “I was using outdoor fabric to cover hay bales,” says Knibb, “but I got tired of hauling hay around. I wanted something a little lighter.” Knibb's furniture line, SK1, seems a natural segue for a designer who “just fell in love with the world of landscapes,” while attending Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design. He has been building his all-encompassing portfolio—interiors, gardens, and furniture—ever since. Like its designer, the seat transitions gracefully between indoors and out. “We're using it on patios and lawns, and some people are using it in living rooms as a seating option,” he says. Made of Sunbrella fabric fitted over a block of outdoor foam—not common boxwood, a nickname drawn from the cube's resemblance to a well-trimmed hedge—the cube is available in six different patterns. It brightens up a garden's darkest corners, adding a splash of color wherever it goes. $600; available from Knibb Design (knibbdesign.com).

This article was first published in Garden Design May/June 2011