Green Is The New Black
The future state of the planet has always been a source of fascination and people from all areas of study or interest have imagined their own version of what the world will be like when earth’s resources are depleted and/or cities are demolished. Designer Chiu Chih shares her own vision of the apocalyptic future with her project “Voyage On The Planet.” The designer created a survival kit in the form of a backpack that contains a plant, which provides the wearer with breathable air. Being that plants are the main source of oxygen production and they also minimize carbon dioxide, an unusual but still credible design solution. Chih focuses on the power of nature, specifically the future of the plant, and how as humans we may rely on its natural resources in order to survive. The project explores the uncertainty of the future, the ever-changing state of the world, and how people are forced to adapt to the changes. The project also takes a look at the importance of the survival of man when all the earth’s resources are gone. Voyage On The Planet was an entry at this year’s DMY Berlin -the International Platform for Architecture, Interior and Product Design.