The “Blanket Seed”, intended to overcome the lack of green spaces in our urban landscapes, this “portable lawn” does not require any particular infrastructure or installation. The project was selected by the Spanish national judges of the James Dyson Prize 2012 competition.
One of the major problems inherent to our urban landscapes is the lack of green spaces. “Blanket Seed” offers a solution to this problem. A portable lawn that requires no infrastructure and does not contain additives. Its flexibility and adaptability make it possible to take a wide variety of forms.
The Seed Blanket is made from three materials: hemp that forms the outer surfaces, coconut fibers, which make the substrate, and the seeds themselves that penetrate more and more through the soft tissue and form a surface fresh and green. Its components are 100% natural and biodegradable. When the end of its life is approaching, the Seed Blanket can be composted as a natural fertilizer.
Originally from rural areas in different parts of the world, the creators have joined the Barcelona School, in order to find a solution to the desire to have more green spaces, the plants having a positive influence on people’s mood and the stress.
When the creators started, the project aimed to establish differences between urban and rural areas. They concluded that the greatest differences appear in the diversity and complexity of the surfaces, and used their analysis to create shapes easily adaptable to spaces following the principle of origami.