The Monitor Daily (U.S.) – Kickstarter project Air Bonsai bundles Japanese tradition and tech to leave you speechless. Over 1,300 backers at the moment have been fully convinced this decorative item is the next big thing in interior design.
What is Air Bonsai? Reminiscent of Miyazaki’s otherworldly animated movies, Air Bonsai is in fact a floating miniature tree. The brilliant idea belongs to the Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden team. Coming from the small region of Kyushu, Japan, the creators of Air Bonsai have combined Japanese spirituality with basic tech to come up with an astonishing product.
The Kickstarter project currently counts over 1,300 backers and raised over 250,000 dollars, about 170,000 dollars over the goal set by the Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden team. The levitating miniature tree comes with a magnetic base. This is the secret to the floating. The Air Bonsai pack comes with two basic components. The little star is the planting base for the bonsai tree of your choosing. The little star is also a magnet which hides a spongy ball for planting.
The second component of the basic Air Bonsai pack is the magnetic base. The magnetic base is inserted in a Japanese style planter. The magnets in the magnetic base planter and the little star repel each other with equal force. Thus the levitating miniature tree bound to become the central piece of decor in your home.
We’ve already stated that the Kickstarter project Air Bonsai bundles Japanese tradition and tech in a fascinating manner. If you’re looking into bringing an Air Bonsai into your home, head to Kickstarter and pledge your support. There are still 34 days left, although some options are no longer available.
The 200 dollars basic Air Bonsai pack includes the 15 centimeters wide magnetic base and the little star. The repelling force between the mossy ball that is the little star and the magnetic base will send the former 2 centimeters up in the air. Unfortunately, due to export regulations constraints, the Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden team cannot ship bonsai trees specific to Japan.
They do promise however that the kits will be shipped with local varieties of bonsai trees, according to your place of shipment. A nice additional element to the basic kit is the pumice planter. The magnetic base in this case in encased in white porcelain.
For those willing to back the Kickstarter project Air Bonsai with 500 dollars, the magnetic base can be customized in a local crafts atelier. They custom-made magnetic base look astonishing. Just take a look on the Kickstarter page to convince yourself. For 10,000 dollars you get your very own customized Air Bonsai magnetic base, the little star, as well as a tour of the crafts atelier where the magic happens and the Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden team workspace.
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