Floating bonsai trees are now a thing for home interior decor.
Yes, you heard it right — floating bonsai. A team of designers from Japan are behind the invention of what appears to be the product of a combination of science-fiction and magic.
Half of the plant comprises an energy base while the top part is the floating device called the “little star”, or floating ball. The halves contain a magnet each such that an equal but opposite force exists between them: this is what allows the top half to float in the air. It will only ‘float’ if plugged in; yes, you will need electricity if you want it to “levitate”.
The ‘piece of art’ can be bought from the team of designers at $200. Part of the cost is due to the use of traditional Japanese porcelain for the making of the base.
The product package — the Air Bonsai kit — will include a magnetic base (15 cm by 6 cm), a sponge insert, and a mossy ball (the star). There will be a space of 2 cm between the ball and the base.
Other kits are also available. Some have a pumice planter while another includes a trip to the company’s headquarters, and the prices vary from $230 to $10,000.