„Some call me mad, some call me genius.“
 
Hello, My name is Thomas Land and i started growing objects in my little orchard in southern Germany in 2010. Why do I do this? Because I am a romantic botanist and alchemist who believes that designing objects should become more of a natural process, like “going back to our roots”.
 
On themanwhogrowsobjects.org you will find the latest objects that I have been developing through the finest mixtures of seeds, materials and bits of objects and the most important ingredient... Imagination!
 
Enter my world and discover for yourself how to grow your own produce, like „The Man Who Grows Objects“.
Figure 1. Terraipodo Salatina

To be able to grow the Terraipodo Salatina, I decided to travel around the California valleys in order to find the magic ingredient: „mp3ana musicarea“, a local rare component that was invented by an unknown alchemist called Stefan Jobs.
 
As the „mp3ana musicarea“ is extremely difficult to grow in GEMAland, I had a brilliant idea and decided to germinate it in streaming waters before adding it to the final mixture. 

If the Terraipodo Salatina doesn‘t work at the beginning, bury it again 3 times in a row and try again after some minutes.
Figure 2. Pencilis Arboriensis

After my visit to the Faber Castell factory in 2009, I thought that pencils were probably the most used and useful objects of the designer world and they could be one of my first products.

So I gathered the best graphite from the alps, the best wood from Siberia and some pencil shavings from the local factory and I began to make the perfect mixture.
 
After months of experimenting and doing tests, I finally achieved my goal. I call it Pencilis Arboriensis, a bush the size of a bonsai that can produce, in one single year 3 different pencils: hard, medium and soft.
Figure 3. Cucurbis Necklis

To be able to grow the most precious necklace inside a pumpkin, I had to experiment with all types of materials such as tin, copper & silver.
 
The shape of the necklace will always depend on the pumpkin shape, therefore we highly recommend to use Delicata and Butternut varieties for a better result.
Concept, Art Direction & Script: Marcos AretioPhilipp ZurmöhleStefan Kleeberger
Filming and Editing: Stefan Kleeberger
Subtitles and Motion Graphics: Alexander Bardosch
Illustration & Graphic Design: Philipp Zurmöhle
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