Shizen Succulent Pots
The subtle nature of this elegant hardwood planter set means can sit on any window sill, sideboard or desk beautifully. Each pot is carefully shaped by hand to produce a crisp geometric charm. But dig a little deeper beneath their beauty and you'll discover that the benefits of these little plants go far beyond the aesthetic; our Shizen pots are supplied with three lovely low maintenance succulents. Bringing this flora into your home will have a number of subtle benefits including reducing stress and creating a feeling of wellbeing, improving air quality, diffusing background noise and providing a pleasant and tranquil environment in which to move, work or relax around your home.
Inspired by journeys through japan and my unequivocal love for Japanese culture: What is Shizen? Shizen by itself means nature or natural. When the term is applied to arts and crafts, including modern designs, it also encompasses things that are made to look like the were taken straight out of nature.
The obvious idea behind basing designs on Shizen principle is that nature is the original designer and nature made things are inherently appealing to human beings on both a conscious and subconscious level. We instinctively recognise that we have a physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual connection to nature; the more closely a product relates to certain aspects of nature, the more attractive it is to people. This especially applies to building materials, household furniture, utensils and interior decorations.
The Japanese concept of Shizen has existed for a long time, moulded into its present meaning some 1,000 years ago during the late Heian and early Kamakura periods, under the influence of Zen Buddhism. Raw, untouched nature‚ was perceived as crude‚ as something a bit frightening and inferior to what could be created by the cultured human mind, such as Japanese gardens, bonsai, etc.
These planters are a perfect pairing of nature and our aesthetically pleasing human impacts to bring Shizen into your home.
Measurements: 11" Long X 2 5/8" Wide X 2 3/4" Tall
Materials: Sustainably grown European oak or sapele
Finish: A couple of coats of Dorset beeswax