Shape-Shifting Origami Pot Grows with Plant Over Time

As plants grow, they often become larger than their original container and have to be transferred to a new vessel, which can be a messy process. London-based designers Studio Ayaskan created a solution to this problem with an origami-based pot that evolves with the plant over time. Called GROWTH, the shape-shifting object is a sleek companion to the vegetation's life cycle, from the seedling stage to its full-grown size.

Studio Ayaskan feels that nature's self-sustaining qualities are often at odds with humans and our manufactured merchandise. We produce things, use them until they've exhausted their purpose, and later discard them. In nature, however, everything adapts, grows, dies, and is eventually reused to form new life. “Nothing stands still. Panta rhei. Everything flows,” the designers explain.

GROWTH uses a carefully-calculated pattern in order to mimic what nature has mastered. Now, the pot moves with the plant, so we're not only watching the organism transform, but the inantimate object, too. It's something we don't often see in these products, yet it's a perfect complement to this beautiful process.

Studio Ayaskan: Website
via [The Contemporist]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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