A special winter set showcasing the beauty and wonder of nature
3.8 billion years ago life began on earth. And over millions of years, multi-cellular life evolved into land plants and forests. The colors and shapes of flowers, fruits and seeds all have unique purposes and are as beautiful as they are functional.
Intent on showcasing the wonder and beauty of mother nature, Koichi Yoshimura developed a way to exquisitely preserve plants in acrylic cubes. He called them “Sola Cubes.”
Each Sola Cube is handmade by Japanese craftsmen and contain a real plant. This box set was put together specifically for the winter season and includes a wooden display case and the following 3 plants:
Dandelion: Its fluffy round ball acts as a high-performance parachute. When it rains the parachute closes up like an umbrella and, when it dries, it reopens to carry its seeds through the sky.
Globe amaranth: The pink segments that look like flower petals are actually leaves that protect the flowers, which appear as small heads peeking out among the leaves.
Karamatsu: Also known as Japanese Larch, its name comes from the way its leaves are attached resembling a pine tree (matsu) in the Chinese-style painting (kara-e). Its pine cone will open itself when dried, allowing the seeds in between to fly far.
- Designer: Koichi Yoshimura
- Size: 5.2in H x 1.6in W x 1.9in D
- Material: Agathis wood with brass fittings, acrylic resin, dried plants
- Made in Japan
Uniqueness: Packaged plants are all sourced from nature. They vary in sizes, colors and shapes.
Air bubbles: Each sola cube is carefully hand crafted. During the production process, fine air bubbles or powder like materials may occur inside the cube, however, they are considered not defect.
Cleaning: Please wipe off by soft cloth when cleaning.
Use of chemicals: Fine cracks may occur if cleaned by solutions such as thinner or alcohol.
Temperature: Please avoid the direct sunlight or extremely humid atmosphere. They may cause discoloration or small cracks.
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