Edited by Roberta De Monte firstname.lastname@example.org
Design by Pikaplant
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Pikaplant One is a new and innovative shelving system, that allows you to water your plants automatically, without your intervention. You don’t have to do anything: just place the plants on the shelves and fill the reservoir that is located at the top of the module.
The upper surface of each shelf is covered in a capillary fabric, when the water comes to a shelf the matting soaks it up, moistens, and feeds water up into the pots. Each shelf refills only when the fabric has been completely dry for a day.
Pikaplant One is conceived by designers and engineers trained at TU Delft and Nantes Atlantique. A year ago, after a think tank project with the Dutch government, the creative team had the opportunity to meet botanists, farmers and growers, learning a lot about plants and the benefits they can bring to our lives.
Some plants can clean the air by removing toxins and lowering the level of pollution, but after a small research, the Pikaplant team found that the majority of people think they can’t take care of plants, mainly because they don’t have the time or the discipline. Pikaplant One is created as a remedy to this problem, you don’t have to feed your flowers or ask a friend to do it while you’re on vacation, now everything is easier with Pikaplant One!
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