This is a family-use gardening pot made of textile. Our client us asks to design some small products that can be produced by their factory. It's a kind of vocational-technical school, the technology they can provide us are wood work and textile work. Another important point of this project is to control cost. So we first decided to use the textile as the material of our product.
We first decided our theme to be "family", then we came up with three ideas: gardening product, puzzle game product and lightening product. After that, we had a peer review with the client, finally both of us chose to do the gardening product.
We want to add interaction to this product, that means when you are watering your flower, you can see the result of your actions. That's why we chose the textile with hydrochromic ink. it's a magic ink that can hide the massages, when it's the message will reveal. With this ink, the users can see if the soil is dry or not and when you watering it, you can see the changes through the patterns on the pot. We design the patterns and the shape of the pot in origami ways. So it can also be packed and extract.
Here you can see the work process
Feb 13, 2016