Prêt à Pousser, the Parisian startup that offers connected indoor gardens was at Showstoppers, to launch its new product Multo during IFA. Multo is a connected vegetable garden furniture that allows urban families to grow up to fifty plants simultaneously.
A truly nourishing vegetable garden, the connected Scandinavian-style furniture can grow salads, herbs, zucchinis, eggplants, squash, beans, peas, radishes, and microgreens. Prêt à Pousser claims that Multo is 200% more productive than existing home gardens, thanks to its hydroponic technology “ebb and flow”, used for the first time in a consumer product. With ebb and flow, salads are twice as big, and tomato and bell pepper plants produce up to three times more fruit.
Designed by award-winning designer Xavier Houy, Multo is a piece of furniture with a beechwood and metal structure that is available in one, two, or three levels. Each level features a soft light at the top and a container at the bottom where the urban gardener places pods to house the plants.
Prêt à Pousser collected over 450.000€ in pre-orders in a few weeks from Multo crowdfunding campaign, which confirms the increasing interest in food self-production.
According to the Kickstarter campaign page (closed), Multo comes in four versions:
- Multo Countertop: 15 to 20 plants (to be placed on a buffet or a kitchen counter)
Estimated retail price: 399€/$449
- Multo One Level: 15 to 20 plants (to be placed on the floor)
Estimated retail price: 499€/$549
- Multo Two Levels – in the the top of the article: 30 to 40 plants (to be placed on the floor)
Estimated retail price: 749€/$809
- Multo Three Levels: from 45 to 60 plants (to be placed on the floor)
Estimated retail price: 999€/$1099
Prêt à Pousser sells other indoor gardening products: