EVA, indoor aquaponics that furnishes with a natural symbiosis

Gianluca Riccio


An interesting application of aquaponics shows how sustainability and aesthetics go hand in hand.

EVA is an indoor aquaponics furniture concept, specially designed for hobbyists from François Hurtaud.

The piece of furniture is interesting, and creates a small ecosystem that works perfectly. In aquaponics there is a symbiotic relationship where fish waste, ammonia, is put into the garden.

The substrate of the plant roots breaks down that ammonia into nitrates and nitrites which feed the plants. The plants in turn become food for the fish, in a virtuous circle.


If aquaponics gives you doubts, know that the Aztecs in the year 1000 AD cultivated plants on rafts placed on the surface of a lake.

Aquaponics, sustainable and harmonious agriculture

Everything from power to lighting is part of a complete, closed system

Aquaponics is known as a sustainable farming method. It increases crop production per square meter compared to traditional agriculture, uses little water and is low in energy consumption.

When comparing aquaponics to hydroponics, you can see that hydroponics uses a formulated solution, while aquaponics uses fish to provide nutrients.

EVA would look great as a low maintenance decoration in hotels, schools, restaurants and even offices.


An “infinite” decoration

Assembly is simple: This aquaponics has parts that simply snap together and let gravity do the work, no tools required.

It's beautiful to look at, and puts you at peace with yourself. Diametrically opposed to "Still Lifes" such as those represented by modern lichen walls.

Powered by LEDs that are shared by both the garden and aquarium, the EVA aquaponics solution also has a satin finish that serves to optimize light diffusion.

Here is a video showing EVA in all its beauty

Interesting piece of almost "pedagogical" furniture, for a house that has a more harmonious approach to nature even within its four walls.

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