We're please to announce the release of our first design for free! The Self-Watering Planter (Small) is part of our upcoming Desk Collection, but we are releasing it ahead of our launch for free on Thingiverse. The Self-Watering Planter was designed to be easy to set up, use and clean; while at the same time allow for customization through mixing and matching different colors of the pot and reservoir.
Parallel Goods co-founder and lead designer Craig Stover explains his inspiration for the planter design:
“I got this idea after many failed attempts at keeping herbs alive at home. I’ve tried to grow basil at home in traditional pots, but every time we go away for the weekend, they shrivel up and die. This type of self-watering pot is pretty common, but I thought it would be great to try my hand at printing one. Many people make their own DIY, but none have the nice, polished aesthetic that you’d be proud to have in your kitchen.”
We've release this design via Thingiverse, and it can be viewed and downloaded here.