A flower/vegetable pot; whose water can be used to refrigerate foods and drinks, with zero emission.
Team: Yasemin Canik, Sinem Öz
Role: research, industrial design
Duration: 1 month (Fall 2015)
Shortlisted for Int. Design Excellence Awards 2015 and Red Dot Design Award 2015
“Grow&store” offers users an experience in harmony with nature. It provides cooling for groceries by eliminating electricity use and also to allow growing organic produce by taking advantage of natural processes.
Storing spare food in balconies (in winter) or portable coolers are popular in some parts of the world. Also, rising trend of sustainable home planting promises us to a better, healthier future. We have inspired by these two research insights and concluded on a five-step scenario to solve five problems in one answer.
This side project was inspired by one of our friend's own habit of preserving groceries in her balcony. When we did a secondary research on this use case, we were able to find its root back to ancient Egypt.
With this project, I learned the importance of observation for finding ingenious solutions from everyday life to complex solutions such as sustainability and energy consumption.