Project by Two Recent BFA Product Design Alums featured at Paris Design Week


Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse, Nomad. Image: Josi and Prowse

, a portable herb planter system designed by Product Design alumnae Stella Lee Prowse and Miriam Josi (both BFA Product Design 2014) in their senior studio, led by Rama Chorpash, was featured at Le Off, the exhibition for young designers at Paris Design Week. In creating Nomad, Josi and Prowse used reclaimed sailcloth sourced from local boatyards and designed the product to be flat-packed for easy and efficient shipping. The product is highly adaptable – it can be placed on a windowsill or table, fixed to a window, or suspended from a rope, allowing the user to make the most of available space and light throughout the year. As they explain, “The idea is that you don’t need to live in a garden apartment to have a garden in your apartmentThe Nomad planters allow users to grow fresh herbs in and around the apartment that are portable and adaptable to all different living environments. The goal is to inspire the users to cook at home by giving them access to fresh herbs. The open-ended design of the planter leaves the placement up to the user.” More information about Nomad can be found here.