Flower Vase Flips Into Biodegradable Planter

April 8, 2013 by

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We love multi-functional objects that transform themselves for different functions–they are perfect for small spaces and urban gardens.

Like the new Rebirth Pod, a biodegradable flower vase which becomes a planter when turned upside down. You might start indoors using the pod as a flower pot, then move it outdoors for planting. Placed directly into the soil, the container will naturally degrade over time leaving the planterless plant growing in the garden.

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The biodegradable pods are made from an eco-friendly plastic (polylactic acid) derived from corn starch, as well as from recycling plant resources such as driftwoods collected from a dam reservoir, shavings and waste timber chips left over from the portable shrine’s woodwork, and scrap waste such as soft rush (Juncus affusus) from woven Tatami mats.

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Designed for the Rebirth Project, a collaboration of designers creating sustainable products made only from recycled eco-friendly materials, by Leif.Designpark whose cool Lin Pod planter bench for De La Espada we featured from designjunction last fall.

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