ceramics / wood / aluminum / neoprene
The Fogger is a highly efficient, vertical planting unit that is suitable for any indoor and outdoor applications. Just take some pre-germinated fruit or vegetable seedlings of your choice and insert them with the neoprene plugs into the pillar, fill up the tank with water and the included organic fertilizer, connect the cable to an external power supply and you are ready to start your own fully automatic cultivation!
Up to six weeks the plants are self-sufficiently supplied with water and nourishment via fogponic cultivation technique: Generated by an ultrasonic head the nutrient-rich fog flows around the roots that grow in the inside of the pillar. In this way, a maximum oxygen supply is provided and the plants full growth potential is released. The self-contained system of the fogger makes sure that excess water and nutrients will be fed back into the circulation and will not get lost through seepage or evaporation. The expected harvest is in an exceptionally good proportion to the cultivation base area: With taking only 0,3 m² ground space the foggers productivity is the same as of a 3 m² traditional garden area! Also the very low power consumption of less than 4 watts means a significant lower energy expenditure as packing and shipping of conventional vegetables do. From now on you will know about the origin and production conditions of your food which you grow with easy handling and minimal effort in your own home. As a high-quality piece of furniture the design of the green overgrown pillar blends elegantly into any interior and improves the air
quality inside at the same time.
Consumers demand more for transparency and information about origin, quality and sustainability in the production chains of their foods. At the same time there is an increasing loss of confidence in the commercial food industries. Many people would like to grow their own vegetables, but most of them don´t have the space or the know-how or they are simply lacking the time for gardening. Moreover, the decentralized cultivation of conventional vegetables and the transportation and packing involved are turning the originally natural good into an environmentally harmful product. The aim of our work was to create a solution that counteracts these problems and enables the consumer to become the producer of his own vegetables.