Growing plants is a soothing pastime activity that most people attempt at one point or another. When we feel like caring for something, but realize we are unable to bring a pet in our homes, we often settle for plants. However, as they grow, plants usually become larger than their original containers. As such, they have to be moved to a new pot. An enchanting project tries to solve this problem by designing origami pots that grow alongside your plants.
London-based designers Studio Ayaskan were the ones behind this innovative invention. Basing their concept on the Japanese art of origami, they created a pot that evolves at the same time with the plant. In this way, the whole process becomes more sustainable and plastic containers are no longer needed. The pot has received a simple, yet evocative name: GROWTH.
“In nature, everything evolves, adapts, grows, blooms, degrades, dies, gets absorbed, reused,” the designers, Bike and Begum Ayaskan, explained. “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.”
GROWTH uses a pattern created with utmost care and inspired from nature. This pattern allows it to expand and grow at the same time with the plant. The pot moves at the same time as the plant does. Owners no longer watch only the organic element develop, but also the inanimate one.
“As a result 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,” added the designers. What do you think of these fascinating pots? Would you place your plants in them.