The Japanese art of origami has inspired many seemingly unrelated facets of life, and this list now includes planters. The innovative pot design known as Growth is made to grow alongside your plants, literally expanding to allow room for larger roots, as well as more soil and water.
If you have potted plants you know how tedious it can be to repot a growing plant into a larger pot. Not only does it take a lot of carefully conducted work but transplanting also puts a great deal of stress and strain on plants. In fact, if you don’t do it just right your plant could die.
The London-based company Studio Ayaskan is behind the awesome, and much needed invention. They created the shape-shifting origami pots as a way to make the most sustainable planter possible.
Designers Bike and Begum Ayaskan told Contemporist, “In nature, everything evolves, adapts, grows, blooms, degrades, dies, gets absorbed, reused. The modern approach to building is the opposite. Here, things exist in stages: objects are produced, used, discarded… Growth, through its carefully calculated origami pattern, mimics nature’s ability to grow and transform by unfolding over time, bringing these qualities to the manufactured object.”
These origami pots give plants a better, more stable life while also reducing waste. Now all we need are shape-shifting houses that grow to fit expanding needs and families!