Self watering plant pots
The Yates Artisan products, designed and engineered by Blue Sky, are a range of modern, injection moulded self-watering garden pots. The garden pots have an innovative self watering system that is ergonomic to use and conserves water. A unique, purpose designed internal root trainer features promote healthy root growth.
The product range displays an understanding of the burgeoning needs of householders in urban environments through sophisticated form language and innovative functionality. The unique double skin construction has allowed for dynamic aesthetics, modern colour combinations and a greater strength and durability of the products. Integrated clips allow for easy assembly and a clean overall aesthetics.
The modern take on classic garden forms gives the range depth and the ability to fit within a variety of household aesthetics for interior or exterior applications. Product-like additions such as the water-spout and integrated root guides takes the range to another level, advancing traditional garden conventions.
Colour was an important consideration for such a highly visible, sculptural product. Extensive colour studies were conducted, and an appropriate colour pallet for the product was selected to compliment contemporary architectural and landscape environments. The double skin construction and watering doors allow a unique two-colour approach to the design which add to the aesthetic detail and modern decorative design language.
The Yates Artisan pot range received an Australian Design Mark recognising their innovation through design.
The Integrated root trainer system helps to reduce the condition known as “Pot Bound” when plants remain in a pot for too long. This system consists of a number of strategically placed, purpose deigned rib features on the inside faces of the pot to aid the development of the roots of the plant as it develops.
The self watering system has been ergonomically designed to accept all watering cans and hose nozzles. A unique, innovative watering door acts as a water guiding feature when open and seals the pot when closed. The environmental advantage of sealing the water chamber is that it stops evaporation of the water and hence reduces water consumption. This door also has the added advantage of stopping insects entering the pot and degrading the quality of the water.
The pots are made from UV stabilised polypropylene, which endures the pots are lightweight, yet highly durable. This material is highly cost effective resulting in pots being available for a prices lower than that of traditional garden pots, yet with improved functionality appearance and longer life. The Yates Artisan pots have been designed for disassembly and recycling at the end of their life, in line with world’s best practice.
The products apply to all relevant Australian standards, and through their innovative design add to quality of life though through their innovative function and emotional aesthetics.