Studio Ayaskan, a collaboration between Royal College of Art graduates Begum and Bike Ayaskan designed a planter that behaves unlike any vessel we’ve covered on CFile. Check out the giff at the bottom of the post.
GROWTH utilizes CNC routing technology with polypropylene to create flexible origami flowerpots. As your plant grows, the folded sections of the vase unfold. The vase shares a growth cycle with the plant that it contains.
From the designers:
GROWTH, with its origami-based geometry, transforms and grows with the plant, as the plant itself unfolds over time.
The life cycle of a plant is a transformation, from an early seed to its full grown size; the blooming of a flower, the unfolding of a leaf, the branching of the roots. This process is what GROWTH aims to capture within a plant pot.
We’re reminded of a couple projects we’ve profiled here previously. The first is Hitomi Igarashi‘s project which used paper origami as slip casting molds for very light, delicate porcelain forms. The second is the Phytophiler by Dossofiorito, a vase design that has a magnifying glass clipped to the vessel. As with the latter example, Studio Ayaskan has created a vase whose design encourages a dialogue between the plant and the human who cares for it. It’s easy to think of plants, as static as they appear, as objects that decorate one’s home. Ayaskan cleverly subverts that assumption with a design that highlights the fact that one is caring for a living thing.
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