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Plant-Watering Dish Trays

The Scolapianta Dish Rack by Mathery Serves a Dual Purpose

— February 13, 2014 — Art & Design
There is a beauty in tweaking existing designs to serve another purpose in addition to its original one; case in point, the Scolapianta Dish Rack. It is a dish tray that has been revamped to be able to water plants as well. This is made possible since it forgoes the use of its front legs. Thus the Scolapianta Dish Rack can be rested on small planters so that the excess water drains into them and is subsequently soaked up by the soil.

Designed by Mathery, a multidisciplinary studio based in Melbourne, Australia, the Scolapianta Dish Rack works particularly well with herbs since they don't require too much water and are small enough to let the tray tilt down. Made out of wood, it also has a nice simple organic aesthetic.
Trend Themes
1. Dual-purpose Design - Creating products that serve multiple functions, such as the Scolapianta Dish Rack's ability to both hold dishes and water plants, opens up opportunities for innovative and efficient use of space.
2. Revamping Existing Designs - By reimagining and updating existing designs, like the Scolapianta Dish Rack did with a simple modification, businesses can unlock new uses and purposes for their products.
3. Sustainable Gardening Solutions - The integration of plant-watering features into everyday objects, like the Scolapianta Dish Rack, allows for eco-friendly gardening practices and encourages more sustainable lifestyles.
Industry Implications
1. Household Products - In the household products industry, there is potential for creating innovative and versatile items like the Scolapianta Dish Rack that offer dual functionality for everyday tasks.
2. Home Decor - Home decor industry professionals can explore disruptive design opportunities by incorporating elements like plant watering into functional items like dish racks, as seen with the Scolapianta Dish Rack.
3. Eco-friendly Products - The integration of sustainable and eco-friendly practices in product design, as exemplified by the Scolapianta Dish Rack's ability to water plants, offers opportunities for businesses in the eco-friendly products industry.
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