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!