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Glowpear™ Urban Garden [DRAFT]

 
Image Credit : Glowpear™ would like to thank Jason Reekie as photographer for the Urban Garden

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Project Overview

The Glowpear™ Urban Garden is a modular, self watering planter with an iconic, contemporary design aesthetic and durable construction making it perfect for balconies, courtyards, decks and patios.

Innovative design features with robust construction mean the product is suitable for either indoor or outdoor use.

Designed for growing a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers in the urban environment, no space is too large or small for the Glowpear™ Urban Garden.

The feature-packed Glowpear™ Urban Garden brings together function and form, seamlessly integrating all the functionality today's urban farmer needs.

The Glowpear™ Urban Garden grows with you.

Organisation

Glowpear™

Team

Glowpear™ is a company driven by simple, beautiful design.

In a past life we've designed award winning products, acquired companies, managed supply chains, engineered systems, and set market agendas for some of the world’s biggest, and smallest, companies.

Glowpear™ is the culmination of this experience.

The fusion of beautiful design and community.

Products that delight.

Shared experience.

Ideas that bring us together.

Project Brief

Glowpear™ co-founder Lloyd Fenn was inspired to create the Urban Garden after his efforts to grow fresh produce in inner city Melbourne highlighted the lack of user friendly solutions for medium to high density environments.

“We wanted our solution to be compact to work within the constraints of any urban space, and simple enough for increasingly time-poor inner city lifestyles,” Mr Fenn said.

“The contemporary design aesthetic is accompanied by durable construction to make the Urban Garden ideal for balconies, courtyards, decks and patios, while design features also ensure it can be used on any surface, indoor or out.”

Modular design allows each planter to either stand alone or be interconnected, Mr Fenn said the planter is the perfect solution for any space or budget.

"And every Glowpear™ Urban Garden comes with its own integrated self-watering system to ensure plants thrive, regardless of today’s busy lifestyle. This ensures even the novice gardener can generate their own vibrant fresh produce at home in a cost effective way," Mr Fenn said.

Whilst the Urban Garden has been designed for the city, the water-wise product is also developing a strong following among health and environmentally conscious consumers.

Project Innovation/Need

The Glowpear™ Urban Garden is a modular planter specifically designed for growing a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers in the urban environment.

An iconic, contemporary design aesthetic and durable construction make it perfect for balconies, courtyards, decks and patios, while clever design features ensure it is ready for use on any surface, indoor or out.

Best of all, you'll never have to worry about forgetting to water your plants again. Every Glowpear™ Urban Garden comes with its own integrated self-watering system to ensure your plants thrive, regardless of your busy lifestyle.

Whatever your urban space, the Glowpear™ Urban Garden can be tailored to bring it to life. Its unique modular design allows each planter to either stand alone or be interconnected with additional modules to suit the individual requirements of your space and budget.

The Glowpear™ Urban Garden grows with you.

Design Challenge

The design challenge was to create something that was functional, however looked good too. This is something lacking in the product category currently.

Functional aspects such as the level indicator, drip trays, fill points, over flows, and of course the self watering performance needed to be proven via testing which of course took a substantial time, however allowed for the final product to work and look great.

Sustainability

The sustainability considerations of the Glowpear™ Urban Garden are:

- The materials in the Urban Garden are all recyclable.
- The water used by the Urban Garden is less than traditional planters as it uses wicking through capillary action, and reduces evaporation in the process.
- Gardeners can enjoy farm fresh organic produce by using the Glowpear™ Urban Garden.
- If a gardener were to use the Glowpear™ Urban Garden to grow herbs, instead of buying a bunch from the supermarket each week, the Urban Garden would be paid back in less than a year, making it a smart economical choice.




This award celebrates creative and innovative design for either a component or overall product. Consideration given to aspects that relate to human usage, aesthetics, selection of components and materials, and the resolution of assembly, manufacturing and the overall function.
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