The goal of this course was to design a product that is irritating at first, but yet functional.
Taking into consideration how people carry a bouquet of flowers, Maud shifts the way how people present their plants at home. Without having to hang them from the ceiling, plants and fresh flowers can be highlighted in the living area. Emphasis is laid on the entire life cycle of the plant.
Hanging upside down
Cut flowers are held with an absorbent fixture that stores water and provides water to the plant.
For potted plants there is a net which prevents the soil from spilling out.
Acknowledge the transience
As soon as the flowers lose their petals, they are collected by the base. Instead of throwing away the petals, they are being recognized and stand for a new meaning in the transience of the plant.
Maud uses the formal language of research tools to emphasize the observing function and the engagement with the plant. With it´s clean and simple design the attention lies solely on the flowers.