Rium combines a picture frame and a terrarium in order to provide a visual, but not only visual, contact with beings usually living outside the home.
It consists of two plexiglass panels and a wooden frame that contains extraordinary miniature landscapes that the users can grow in their homes as they watch them change day by day. These constantly evolving living pictures are well suited to host small ecosystems of plants, fungi, and small animals (e.g., snails) so that they can also be used as domestic food production facilities, especially during lockdown periods. Thanks to Rium the users can easily take care of their house farms and enjoy the self-grown products when it’s time to harvest. Since being in lockdown prevents us from interacting with the outside world and nature, it’s up to us to bring it inside our walls to integrate it into our everyday life.