Flow was developed by John Arndt, from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, for his Postgraduate thesis. The Flow system is based on the cyclical flow of nature for tackling the issue of wasteful resources in the kitchen. The designed system allows for the different elements to interact with one another by utilizing the waste from one element as nutrients or fuel for another. The water from the dish rack is used on the herbs and edible plants in the planter boxes below it. When preparing the herbs and edible plants, you can collect the scraps into a built in bowl that gets tipped over into the composter that is attached beneath the table top. The finished compost is put back into the plants... restarting the cycle.
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