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India: Now, grow vegetables in your living room with this self-watering modular farm

“Our goal is to make families around the world self-reliant with respect to food and Altifarm is our first product. All our learning from multiple projects at my industrial design studio over the last eight years has been distilled into development of Altifarm,” shares Raj.

By Chhavi Tyagi
Economic Times
Dec 4, 2017

Excerpt:

Ergonomically-designed, Altifarm comes across as a one-stop solution for all constraints related to urban farming – space, time, and erratic lifestyle. Consisting of 3 or 4 tiers (depending on your preference), Altifarm provides 1sqm of space to farm while utilising only as much of footprint as a chair does. The shelves are height-adjustable, giving you the freedom to choose a variety of saplings. The farm is designed with a wall hugging rear and is fitted with wheels to provide mobility.

“We started off in 2014 from paper sketches and made a proof-of-concept with acrylic sheets and held them on basic frame made from hardware pipes. This gave us an idea of real world scale. This was followed by extensive CAD based design, followed by 3D printing for trials and moved on to mold making. We had the first product ready by late 2014. The perfectionist within us saw scope for improvising the same. We took feedback from the market, went back to drawing board and started from scratch. Th ..

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