The Box for appreciating The Roots [Ne]

Su Rue design (Shizuoka)

Neagari (exposed-root) bonsai is an ancient way of contemplating plants in Japan, which considers the root as part of the view. Roots [Ne] was created by reinterpreting this concept and adding a modern touch. The lower part is made using a transparent acrylic, enabling you to enjoy viewing the root of the plant. Its compact size and the simple design make it ideal for placing on small spaces in the room or office. As there is a cover that separates the upper and the lower parts, the product can be used in various ways such as for growing plants hydroponically together with fish or keeping small creatures without using water. The product also aims to contribute to the local industry by supporting manufacturers that are facing difficult times; therefore, production is carried out by artisans in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka. With development based on the concept of “reviewing the old and knowing the new,” Roots [Ne] offers a new way of contemplating plants.

Winner’s Voice

日本の人や生き物・モノを大切にする文化の一つとして、植物を切るという事をせず生かしたまま鑑賞できる新たな植物の鑑賞方法の提供と、日本人もあまり知らないが昔から一定の需要を持つ日本古来の鑑賞方法の一つ、根っこも景色の一部として鑑賞する「根上がり盆栽」の文化を身近に体験出来るように現代風に改良しました。改良する事で古くて新しい日本文化を体験出来るプロダクトになっており、植物の鑑賞方法への考えの新たな可能性を提供いたします。

Su Rue design

Details

2018 2nd session Award for Products
Genre:Interior/Fashion
Price
Non-plated stainless steel version (low-price version) JPY11,340
Nickel-chrome plated JPY14,800
Gold plated on brass JPY16,980
Bronze JPY16,980
*All excluding tax

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