Bb Little Garden (Growing Lamp) by Martouzet François-Xavier
2012 - 2013, Silver A' Home Appliances Design Award Winner
Inspiration
“Cooking is an act of creation, sharing and exchange.” This project proposes to support this new use that provide a fuller sensory cooking experience. BB Little garden is a radiant growing lamp, wanting to revisit the place of aromatic plants inside the kitchen. It is a volume with clear lines, as a true minimalist object. The sleek design has been especially studied to adapt to a variety of indoor environments and give a special note to the kitchen. BB Little garden is a framework for plants, its pure line magnifies them and does not disturb the reading.
Creativity
This project aims to bring in the kitchen the soul of a dish, the aromatics plants. They usually come as dehydrated leaves or are in the garden. More than just putting the herbs close to you , cooking is a question of feeling and sensation. That’s why BB Little garden integrates a scratcher : you can then touch the plant, scratch it, smell it and taste it. Because cooking is a distraction for everyone with no discrimination, the piece used to scratch the leaf is the plant’s name in Braille. On one side you will find a label with the plant's name for the ludic part and on the other side that is in Braille that can be used as a scratcher. Why using leds? They consume less power by delivering only the light your plants need (red and blue). They produce much less heat than a conventional "HID" light source. Nearly no maintaining (100,000 hr life). Thanks to the battery integrated to the body, the light can be turned on during more than 24 hours without charging.
Design Challenges
Martouzet François-Xavier did not encounter any design challenges while designing the award winning Bb Little Garden Growing Lamp.
Production Technology
From an engineering point of view, the Bb Little Garden Growing Lamp by Martouzet François-Xavier is a good example of a highly-developed project.
       
     
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