In order to function as a successful planter, it needs drainage. Therefore; the inner-folding-membrane receives a split, and a drainage system takes place which is illustrated and described through the diagrammatic images. One may not access the water pocket, without completely removing the planter from the wall, which eliminates water-spillage onto the wall’s surface. This smaller container can be emptied and easily rinsed. I would also place some kind of fine-flexible mesh membrane inside the upper body, before inserting the plant’s roots and soil. This would keep the soil from falling into the water pocket, and would also help in future plant replacements.
This design’s fluidity and interconnectedness might be impossible to come to reality through past methods of production. Thanks to 3D-printing, one wildest ideas can come to life. This design may even generate a theme or a function as more planters are placed next to each-other. The way that wind may deform these membranes, becomes an example of such, which is also depicted in one of the images.
Additional Credits: Jack Sigel, Photographer
Shapeways, manufacturer, 3d-printing company