Bike Ayaskan and Begum Ayaskan, a twin designer duo based in London and Istanbul, has recently presented “Growth” – origami based flower pot, made up of tessellations, which transform and grow together with a plant. The project aims to highlight the life cycle of a plant, from an early seed to the blooming of a flower, the unfolding of a leaf, the branching of the roots.
Studio Ayaskan designers believe that there is a strong disconnection between natural and built environments. “The spaces and objects we build and surround ourselves with are very static, whereas in nature everything evolves, adapts, grows, blooms, degrades, dies, gets absorbed, reused. Nothing stands still,” say the authors. Seems like they managed to merge these two different worlds together.
Bike and Begum wanted to show that with a help of technologies even a very simple object, like a plant pot, could be improved and changed by understanding its life cycle. The product aims to accommodate a growing plant throughout its whole growing process. Sounds like magic, but it simply means there is no need to worry about re-potting plants three or four times anymore.