BackgroundThe value of localcraftsmen’s skill is notrecognized.Heritage that isdisappearing.
to be preserved and documented with a deep research work assets of knowledgeLocal Heritage to be preserved to be valorized and but also used enhanced, for a future developement that leverages on local resources Role of Design
Brand ValuesFocus on the process more thanthe product itself. Objects have astory embedded; it is the story oftheir creation.Every object tells the story of theencounter between the designerand the craftman.So objects are alive, warm,human.Process of weaving, wich is alsobuilding a relationship.Different stories that areinterlaced in a dinamic pattern.
Design ProcessCraftman Explore Idea Generation Production Designer Co-Design Concept Design
ExploreWe visited local markets, littleworkshops and craftsmenhouses, to understand the basicsof their technique as well asthe range of products that theynormally produce.
Idea GenerationBack in Shanghai we weretaking care of our roof garden,talking about how difficult it is totransplant without breaking potsor damaging roots.
ConceptA series of woven pots and kitsfor urban farming in differentsizes, designed with localcraftsmen.The bag of soil that is kept insidethe basket can be removed andcut, making it easy to transplantinto a bigger planter or openfield.*the one in the pic is a prototype.
Co-DesignOur was an un-finished design,details have been discussed withthe craftman.
Woven basket Soil from Biofarm by Shi Laoshi Upcycled bag ProductionOnce we had the basket (so far inthree different sizes), we addedthe soil (with natural nutrients,from Biofarm), and the bags(upcycled from old bags farmersuse to carry the rice)