Bike and Begum Ayaskan have sent us photos of GROWTH, an origami-based pot plant they have designed, that transforms and grows with the plant over time.
The designer’s description
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.
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.
The modern approach to building is the opposite. Here, things exist in stages: objects are produced, used, discarded. This approach is neither sustainable, nor does it satisfy our intrinsic demands for dynamism. It is purely not “natural” in it’s most literal sense.
Growth arose from a contemplation over the relationship between nature and the manufactured object and finding a way to merge the two together. 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.