GOING WITH THE GRAIN: design an object using sustainable wood

Competition Details

Shelf Life

by Paul Tuorto
Co-authors: Mark Schrieber, Colin Holloway, Brandon Cole

Shelf Life is a self-constructed planting unit meant for small urban spaces such as apartments or balconies. The planter uses the entire sheet of ply wood in order to reduce wasted material. By adding the alpha hardware the units are stackable or able to be connected side by side for added stability. The unit stands 4' tall by 1' wide reducing size and clutter in small urban spaces. The simplicity of the design also allows the user to tailor the shelves to their product of choice (some plants require more space). The shelves are angled to allow plants to grow on top of one another with room to grow freely and absorb sunlight equally. Finally, Shelf Life is a cheap and inspiring platform meant to raise interest and awareness of the importance of locally grown produce and the joy of raising your own plants.