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Rotofarm

CompanyBace
Lead DesignersToby Farmer
Project LocationMelbourne, Australia
Prize(s)Bronze in Design For Society / Design for Sustainability
Project LinkView
Entry Description

Rotofarm is the most space-efficient vegetable planter in the world. Grow large amounts of organic vegetables in your kitchen, sustainably. The circular farmbed rotates 360 degrees per hour and creates a 1.5-metre-long flat growing surface if unraveled; all in a 30 cm footprint on your countertop. Plant growth is accelerated as they spend half their time upside-down in negative gravity. Polished stainless steel, a thin "bezel" that trains plants to grow roots laterally rather than downward, and a base that doubles as a weighted water and nutrient reservoir, function meets form.