Social problems are highly relevant problems in today’s society with much to concern. There is increasing polarization of people in social, economic and political spheres. Families spend more time away from each other leading to less intimate and meaningful interaction. What could we do to bring people together?
This project took special interest in the experience of sharing meals together. Fresh herbs can emphasize the freshness of the food prepared and can greatly improve appetite. It also uplifts the presentation, making each meal time a bit of a special occasion. By arranging different herbs together with multiple pots creating a pattern that resembles flower blossoms, the composition expresses the magic of eating food with friends and family.
Each pot has a built-in magnet that can help attach it to a magnetic surface such as fridge doors. The form allows it to be tilted at an angle for easy access to the herbs when attached to a vertical surface. Multiple pots can be used to create a vertical garden. The hole above the magnet allows the pot to be hung on a kitchen utensil rail behind the counter, or hung from the ceiling next to a well-lit window. The soil compartment can also drain excess water to be stored below and is made accessible for easy maintenance.