Carmen — Vase no.1

Carmen is not only a pot with a plant in it but also the perfect union of gardening and design developed to encourage the introduction of greenery into the domestic space. It is designed to favor the life of plants and enhance them as a decorative element of the house, thanks to the system we have designed called Watair

The Carmen model in white clay makes the plant look elegant and sophisticated, while Carmen in terracotta evokes the romanticism of the traditional pot. The pot, along with the plant, complements the spaces and accentuates the corners, filling them with content.

Carmen's conceptual design seek a metaphorical relation with movement and plant growing through an spiral developing of a pentagon, a symbol of connection between men and natural microforms.

We have created a manufacturing process that uses plaster molds in the casting technique. As such, each Carmen plant pot is considered a unique piece, thanks to the incorporation of handicrafts to the production process. It combines crafts and technology; tradition and innovation. 

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Why Carmen?

The name Carmen came up during the process of creating the initial prototypes of the pot since we had printed them, incidentally, with pink-colored ink. The shape of the inverted pot, along with the pink color, reminded us of a flamenco skirt. That's the reason why we started calling it "La flamenquita". It was later renamed "Carmen" in honor of the Catalan flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya.

 
 
Initial prototype of Carmen in a plastic pot.

Initial prototype of Carmen in a plastic pot.

Initial Prototype of Carmen in PVC; 3D printing in pink-colored ink.

Initial Prototype of Carmen in PVC; 3D printing in pink-colored ink.

Model in PVC; 3D printing in pink-colored ink.

Model in PVC; 3D printing in pink-colored ink.