We’ve taken a look at geometric planters and vases with a bit of origami flair to them before, and while they’re quite lovely, they’re missing one key element of the GROWTH pot–they don’t expand as the plant grows. Created by London- and Istanbul-based Studio Ayaskan, GROWTH transforms in a folding pattern to accommodate the life cycle of a plant. Not only is this fun to watch, but it’s sustainable, as it reduces the need for multiple pots.
The idea for GROWTH came after thinking about the relationship between nature and man-made objects. The planter’s precise origami pattern “mimics nature’s ability to grow and transform by unfolding over time,” according to Contemporist.
The designers said of their inspiration: “There is a strong disconnect between nature and the environments we are used to and comfortable in as humans. The spaces and objects we build and surround us with are very static. In nature, everything evolves, adapts, grows, blooms, degrades, dies, gets absorbed, reused. Nothing stands still. Panta rhei. Everything flows.”
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Photos via Studio Ayaskan