rolling flower pots by studio BAG disseny dance with the sun
rolling flower pots by studio BAG disseny dance with the sun rolling flower pots by studio BAG disseny dance with the sun
aug 04, 2014

rolling flower pots by studio BAG disseny dance with the sun

rolling flower pots by studio BAG disseny dance with the sun
all images courtesy of livingthings




within the setting of the present-day home, potted plants are typically static. after they’re purchased, people place any shrub they would like inside, and they continue their life by stagnantly occupying space among other decorations. although the garden furnishings may be watered and receive the same amount of sunlight every day depending on their location, ‘why not provide them with movement to enable them to follow the path of the sun, to sway in a breeze or grow at will?’ asks studio BAG disseny. after realizing the potential for the urns to have more functionality, the designers have developed ‘voltasol.’

bag disseny livingthings rolling flower pots
the base features several different colors




created for publishing house, livingthings, and handmade out of waterproof terracotta in la bisbal d’emporda, the project manifests these ideas in a tilted pot with a semi-conical shape. this slight manipulation of the base that causes a vertex to emerge from its circular center facilitates the movement of the plant and stimulates its growth by multiplying the amount of sunlight capable of reaching the roots and leaves. as a result, in opposition to its conventional predecessor, slight gestures in any direction within its given circumference can be generated spontaneously or be induced by the user at will.

bag disseny livingthings rolling flower pots
the gift of mobility

bag disseny livingthings rolling flower pots
semi-conical base that avoids the static nature

bag disseny livingthings rolling flower pots
detail of the bottom

bag disseny livingthings rolling flower pots
installation at the 59th girona flower time exhibition

bag disseny livingthings rolling flower pots
the pot is available in two sizes

bag disseny livingthings rolling flower pots
handmade with red ceramic



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • red clay or terracotta, not red ceramic.

    fed says:
  • Very nice development of an earlier concept by Droog for rolling vases.

    Peter James says:

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