Levitating “Air Bonsai” Uses Magnets to Float Twirling Plant in Mid-Air
The Air Bonsai combines the beauty of nature with the mesmerizing effects of levitation. Designed as a miniature planter, it utilizes the opposing forces of magnetic energy to make a real plant hover and spin, appearing as though it’s magically floating in mid-air.
The unique planter works with two main components: the six-inch diameter “energy base,” made from Japanese ceramic; and the levitating “little star” moss ball. Both come with built-in magnets, and the base also has an accompanying AC adapter. A basic set starts at $200 and for $30 more, you can have a lava stone plant base (instead of the moss).
The Air Bonsai was launched by a team in the Kyushu region of Japan, and they’re funding its production through aKickstarter campaign. Although it’s wildly popular, the product comes with a caveat. Due to strict import restrictions, the makers point out that “the actual plants we will be using to send to you is for example ‘matsu,’ a pine tree [common in the United States].” This fact doesn’t take away from the overall visual impact of the Air Bonsai—a myriad of plants will look stunning after its expected shipment in August of this year.