Site: Elske, 1350 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Specifier/ Installer: Sara Gasbarra
Product used: 4 x Glowpear Mini Bench planters, built into a wooden interior
Elske means love in Danish, a nod to both Chef David Posey’s Danish mother, and the fact that he got engaged to Elske co-owner Anna in Copenhagen. The Elske dining room — all crisp lines, minimalist décor and soft lighting — is anchored by a wide-open kitchen on one side and a small patio with a working fireplace on the other. Kitchen garden designer Sara Gasbarra used this aesthetic to specify 4 Glowpear Mini Bench planters to be built into a wooden interior section of Elske. The Minis provide pick-as-you-go leafy greens and herbs, akin to staples from your Scandinavian friend’s weekend home. However, Anna and David do it fresh in the middle of Chicago! For more information on Sara's work, see our profile on her here, as well as more about Elske here.