The Best Inventions of 2020
November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

Chicago-based architectural firm Zauben aims to bring the outside inside with a so-called “living wall,” the Model Z ($7,500). An eight-foot-tall rectangular block made of mineral wool and recycled plastic, the Model Z is adorned with more than 200 tropical plants that naturally purify the air within 1,500 square feet of the unit, and an accompanying app lets users track air quality and moisture levels in real-time. —Paulina Cachero

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