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Living Pots

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Concept of Design

Designed to reduce tree consumption in plant growing and cultivation, Living Pots are sustainable cultivation units that are comprised of %100 recyclable and reused materials. Made out of simple bent metal pieces and scrap pieces of log, product is flat-packed and can be easily assembled. Enabling energy and space efficiency, it is a living pot for both personal and industrial use.

Background of Design

With an objective of reducing wood consumption, unit is designed as a sustainable pot for plants, herbs and mushrooms. Using scrap parts from industrial wood processing, unit is a minimalistic end product for environmentally conscious growers with less carbon footprint.

With a growing popularity, organic cultivation is practiced both for industrial and individual purposes. Designed unit offers an ecological way for growing and cultivating with its wood material that fits better than plastics in terms of breathing. Especially in mushroom cultivation, instead of conventional sliced logs for its moisture, this unit provides advantages equally while preventing trees from being cut. Approximately 4000 logs are inoculated each year with an estimated %16 percentage of damage. Alongside its modularity for maintenance and reusage of parts, unit also systemizes the piling of stacks in industrial usage.


Awarded Designer Assoc.Prof.Dr.Hakan Gürsu has succeeded as an extraordinary illustrator, designer and intellectual internationally. He’s been honored in the world’s prestigious design competitions by winning over 210 design awards within 14 years. He contributed to several national and international organizations as a speaker on innovation, creative thinking, design, and R&D. Ranging from boats, toys, and furniture to electrical devices, his environmentally friendly and visionary projects are introducing unusual solutions to common problems. He continues to train design students at METU.