Jonathan Pye – Grow Free

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Product Design | 0 comments


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  • Grow Free is a unique blend of flowing design with robust functionality
  • Grow Free allows for an exciting new sustainable way to grow healthy fresh plants at home.
  • Designed for city dwellers, Grow Free acts as an attractive feature with every aspect of sustainable design in-cooperated into its build.

Every Year in the UK 18 million tons of food waste that could have been reclaimed is deposited in landfill. This food waste goes on to create harmful greenhouse gasses as it decomposes improperly. Studies have shown that the reason for so much food being wasted is the relatively small and declining proportion of money spent on food per household, thus reducing its conscious value.

Grow Free is aimed at city dwellers as a way to enhance any living space. It is a quality indoor grow-sculpture designed with not only flowing and innovative looks in mind, but a genuinely unique and tested functionality for indoor gardening.

Grow free induces consciousness of the benefits of reclaiming food waste by allowing the user to conveniently fill a large eight-litre tank with food scraps. Every time waste is added, it is sprayed with an accelerant. This accelerant speeds up the breaking down of the food waste into a nutrient-rich liquid packed with minerals ideal for plant growth of any kind.

The nutrient liquid is then introduced into the water system once the tank is placed inside Grow Free. The composting process is reliabe, does not smell and demonstrates quick results in the form of fast growing, healthy plants. After a week, the tank is ready to be refilled and can safely and easily be emptied into a food collection caddy.

The design of Grow Free was a long and well thought out process; its Helix design mimics that of DNA, reflecting the regenerative context of the function. The woods used are sustainable and every component used was sourced locally to its build, minimising transport and curbing carbon emissions. In its lifetime, if maintained correctly, Grow Free could offset its own carbon emissions through reclaimed food waste.

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