' italian designer joe velluto has designed 'space saving vase' for plust collection.
it will be on display as part of the 'plasticism' exhibition at spazio rosanna orlandi
during milan design week 09.
velluto's design poses the question are you a bottle or a vase? in a sarcastic
exchange of roles, 'saving space vase' undertook a pressure process as it came
out of the mould. the concept imitates that of pressing a PET bottle.
PLUST Collection presents a new approach based on manufacturing processes
and innovative finishes derived from the moulding of plastic with changes,
transformation and renewal as core matters.'
DS say: 'The
first collaboration with Serralunga for Aquilialberg begins with
Swing-UP, an innovative and versatile flower pot, pouf and side-table.
research study of Aquilialberg is expressed in the development of an
innovative stackable pot, where a single module, because of its
controlled geometry, could be stacked, thus evolving in space in a
sinuous and calibrated plastic torsion expanding its dynamism in space,
both vertically and horizontally.
Et voila the first newsletter is ready : I have found 50 new pots and planters : so very different and offering great design solutions ... Let me know if you would like the whole story, send me your email above.
Pots and planters have changed and cater to new needs:
The economy as well as lack of space justify purchasing pots and planters that double up with other functions or that are versatile enough to have second and third lives.
After a decade of innovation focused on the use of new materials, designers have turned their attention to new creative options.
Pots and planters can now be adjustable, floatable, reversible, wall mounted, twisted... or stunning...and certainly always inspiring.
Tomorrow I am almost certain designers will turn their minds to making these functional items productive. Pots and planters will take on new lives and roles for water harvesting and for growing food in style. As you will see in my last section attempts are on the way.
Waste managament is also going to turn on designers imaginations. I found an amusing
composter / pot that will certainly inspire.
To receive the 50 designs via mail , let me know ! My first thematic newsletter is out this week.
Urban space is rare and that can hamper ones real life ambitions in the food growing department.
But good news: this planter seems a very good solution . Get it at http://www.urbangarden.bz/ 'We have created a unique
design of a 100% organic raised western red cedar planter that allows
one to grow approx. 50 to 55 vegetables, herbs, and plants all within a
3x4 footprint of space. We also have a small herb garden design of the
same organic construction.' ' The Urban Garden addresses the two major issues that keep most people
from growing their own produce. Time and space.!'
The micro organic
garden design allows for low maintenance.
The three foot by four foot
footprint allows apartment and condominium owners to have a garden on
most balconies. Fresh organic produce awaits you with your purchase of
the Urban Garden.'
Greenmeme.com is an edgy design company ..or rather a team of conceptual design innovators. I love their Live within skin creation that they describe as follows: 'A modular vertical garden, water jet cut screens combine CAD
manufacturing techniques with plants. These walls can be pro-actively
used to address issues of air quality, storm water runoff, thermal
insulation, and sound attenuation. Live Within Skin can serve both
interior and exterior applications and may be adapted to most
environmental conditions through plant selection, integrated
irrigation, and lighting. We encourage the use of rainwater harvesting
and catchment systems or other techniques of water reuse when possible.'
Started in 2005,
Greenmeme is the continuing vision of artists Freya Bardell and Brian
Howe, where a collaborative group of artists, ecologists, architects,
scientists and builders come together to create sustainable, ecologically focused work
which varies in scale, materiality and context. Through these
experimental partnerships with experts in other relevant fields, our
strategies of representation are in a constant state of research and
design. From living walls to interactive installations, our work
provides a multi-layered experience of unique
urban and natural ecosystems, integrating living, playful sculptures
into informative environments