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Shape-Shifting ‘Origami’ Pots That Grow Together With Your Plants
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Interior Design, Product Design6 years ago

Shape-Shifting ‘Origami’ Pots That Grow Together With Your Plants

Growth, an innovative indoor plant 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 creative 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.”

More info: ayaskan.com | FB | Twitter (h/t: contemporist, mymodernmet)

“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 and its inhabitant, (an indoor planter 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 home decor object, like a plant pot, could be improved and changed by understanding its life cycle and implementing behavior patterns through geometry and structure”

“The indoor plant pots are made up of polypropylene. A mesh made up of 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 this clever design into production. We are aiming to have them ready in the next few months and also add a few new colors”

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Psychicguru
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6 years ago

Where can I get some of these? Pure Zen.

LeslieNeal
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6 years ago

http://www.ayaskan.com/

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SoDou
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6 years ago

IT'S BEAUTIFUL!

StephanieGreen
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6 years ago

This is amazing! I think that it is a perfect idea, especially in the arena of repotting plants, etc, as well as just being a beautiful addition to a garden or window sill. I do not have much of a green thumb myself, but I would absolutely love this pot for my porch! Found @ http://affimity.com/#/sharedPost/6/8065.

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Psychicguru
Community Member
6 years ago

Where can I get some of these? Pure Zen.

LeslieNeal
Community Member
6 years ago

http://www.ayaskan.com/

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SoDou
Community Member
6 years ago

IT'S BEAUTIFUL!

StephanieGreen
Community Member
6 years ago

This is amazing! I think that it is a perfect idea, especially in the arena of repotting plants, etc, as well as just being a beautiful addition to a garden or window sill. I do not have much of a green thumb myself, but I would absolutely love this pot for my porch! Found @ http://affimity.com/#/sharedPost/6/8065.

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