PRODUC DESIGN

BALANCE is a multifunctional product intended to recreate the essence of nature.

The object is designed to stimulate meditation and it is composed of: vegetation – a bonsai in a ceramic pot, landscape – wooden plate with rocks shape and light – a spheric bulb light. It can be placed where people could meditate about the true meaning of life and find their inner peace.

As the name implies, the process is about balancing materials – ceramics and wood, balancing production with automated, but also traditional techniques, balancing weight (the pot counterbalances the weight of the plateau only if the bonsai is planted) and the user experience – finding daily balance through meditation.

Rocks are foundational items in Japanese gardens, in which large rocks are placed strategically around a flat surface. Different stone shapes represent different elements: water, metal, earth, fire and air, but may also symbolize a gesture of strength and power.