Growth, an innovative pot design inspired by the Japanese art of origami, grows together with your plant, expanding to accommodate more soil and a wider root network. This design, by the London-based duo at Studio Ayaskan, aims to make plant pots more sustainable than ever.
“In nature, everything evolves, adapts, grows, blooms, degrades, dies, gets absorbed, reused,” the designers, Bike and Begum Ayaskan, told Contemporist. “The modern approach to building is the opposite. Here, things exist in stages: objects are produced, used, discarded… Growth, through it’s carefully calculated origami pattern, mimics nature’s ability to grow and transform by unfolding over time, bringing these qualities to the manufactured object.”
“We are both very passionate about nature,” Begum and Bike Ayaskan told Bored Panda. “We were drawn by the idea of having the opportunity to tell a story between an object an its inhabitant, (a plant pot and a plant)”
“We were very much interested in the interaction, the two had with each other. We wanted to show that even a very simple object, like a plant pot, could be improved and changed by understanding its life cycle and implementing behaviour patterns through geometry and structure”
“The pots are made up of polypropylene. A mesh, made up the same material is then attached to the base, allowing the water to drain out. The facades of the pot are then folded into its initial stage, ready for a plant to be potted. The material is very resilient”
“To come up with correct origami pattern we initially started out with experimenting with a lot of origami patterns. Once we chose the pattern we were working with, we had to figure out the trigonometry behind the shape so we calculated the ratios that would give us the exact shape we wanted”
“We are currently in discussion with manufacturers to get Growth into production. We are aiming to have them ready in the next few months and also add a few new colours”
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