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About

Fold on - Plant up.

Discover the wonderful world of OriBon - The Origami plant pot made with Stone paper is waterproof. Get your seeds, add soil, water and watch it grow.

OriBon - Foldable Paper Plant Pot
OriBon - Foldable Paper Plant Pot

Assemble in a few minutes.

The strong yet highly flexible quality Stone paper is pre-folded for maximum convenience. You need no glue/scissors/tape and in a few minutes to pop-up a plant pot. Of course,  equally suitable for adults and infants.

Foldable paper plant pot
Foldable paper plant pot

 

Folding up the paper plant pot
Folding up the paper plant pot

All Plants are welcome.

Every OriBon product includes seeds* for planting. Otherwise, any small flower seeds/plants will do.

Planting a flower
Planting a flower

 There's a good selection of designs & sizes.

The smallest pot is approx. 3cm high, the biggest one is a bit less than 7cm in width. Different colors and patterns will be applied to the OriBon during production**.

**Once the campaign is funded, backers will be able to pick from a selection of patterns and colors for their Oribon pledge reward

 Rewards.

The product range starts from 7.00€ with a simple and beautiful paper plant pot and goes up to 20.00€ with the all inclusive starter-kit. Perfect for yourself or as a gift.

OriBon | Single Pot Card S

You get a half foldable DIN-long postcard (210mm x 210mm), printed on thick Stone paper 490g/m2 with selected seeds*. You can then clip out a paper plant pot S from the card. No scissors, glue or tape needed. Just your hands and some folding.

* Due to custom restrictions we cannot send seeds to some countries by law, like USA. We are going to send OriBon without seeds to backers who lives in the countries.

OriBon | Single Pot Card S
OriBon | Single Pot Card S

 OriBon | Mixed Set of 3

3 OriBon pots sizes (XS / S / M) with 3 designs will be delivered in a bag with selected seeds* and an instruction booklet.

OriBon | Mixed Set of 3
OriBon | Mixed Set of 3

 OriBon | Full Start Kit M

The Full Start Kit offers you to start to build a mini Bonsai by yourself. The set contains everything you need to start for planting except water and shovel.

  •  Paper plant pot M x1 
  •  Instruction booklet 
  •  Soil 
  •  Selected seeds*
  •  Pellet 
  •  Moss 
  •  Fertilizer 
  •  Wire
OriBon | Full Start Kit M
OriBon | Full Start Kit M

About the maker.

Hi, my name is Koi, I am a Japanese graphic designer living and working in Hamburg Germany. Outside of work mini-Bonsais have been one of my passions for years.

A founder, Koi
A founder, Koi

What is mini-Bonsai?

A mini-Bonsai is a smaller, freer version of the well known (big) Bonsai. Mini-Bonsai live much longer than cut flowers and can be planted and grown in all four season. For example the "Kusamono" (Grass mini-Bonsai) is quite easy to take care of and can last a whole year or more.

Mini-Bonsai on the round tray
Mini-Bonsai on the round tray

Tiny small house.

I would like to share my love of mini-Bonsais with my friends here in Germany, but unfortunately finding nice small pots here in Europe is quite difficult. Therefore, I decided to use my design skill to come up with the OriBon, foldable planters.

Small plant pots
Small plant pots

 

Just plant up
Just plant up

Environmental awareness & sense of responsibility

Using Eco friendly plants means to give an Eco friendly seed into the world we live in. We are going to use sustainable materials and printing for the production, also donate the part of the profit for reforestation and afforestation.

  • Stone paper.

The Stone paper is a type of strong, and durable paper-like product. It's 100% tree free, and disposable as organic garbage.

100% tree free
100% tree free
  •  Green print.

The OriBon plant pot is treated with GREEN PRINT Environmentally friendly and waterproof ink.

  • Donation.

OriBon not only helps in saving our rainforest but helps to reforest it! 

10% of our profit earned with OriBon will be donated for reforest projects around the globe.

Help our rainforest grow
Help our rainforest grow

 

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Risks and challenges

About design change:
We have made many prototypes to find the right forms and the sizes which work and are easy to fold.
We still need to defining the final design/patterns, colors and sizes for production. That's means, the design could change slightly.

Paying it forward:
We are still looking for an NGO to cooperate with. We will donate 10% of our profits but still have not found the right NGO. (Jan. 2018)

About the production:
OriBon are folded planters. The material used is white so while the sides will be printed the edges will be white and show the material colour.
We would like to solve this before going into final production.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.20

    You plant our project up!

    Thank you for your support. We will let you know every update and new product launch of the project.

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    OriBon | Single Potcard S

    You get a half folded DIN-long postcard (210mm x 210mm), printed on thick Stone paper 490g/m2 with selected seeds*. You can then clip out a paper plant pot S from the card.
    No scissors, glue or tape needed. Just your hands and some folding.

    * Due to custom restrictions we cannot send seeds to some countries by law, like USA. We are going to send OriBon without seeds to backers who lives in the countries.

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    Pledge €13 or more About $16

    OriBon | Mixed Set of 3

    3 OriBon pots sizes (XS / S / M) with 3 designs will be delivered in a bag with selected seeds* and an instruction booklet.

    * Due to custom restrictions we cannot send seeds to some countries by law, like USA. We are going to send OriBon without seeds to backers who lives in the countries.

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    Pledge €17 or more About $20

    OriBon | Mixed Set of 5

    5 variable design and all available size (XS / Sx2 / M / L) of the paper plant pots are stored in the bag with selected seeds* and an instruction booklet.

    * Due to custom restrictions we cannot send seeds to some countries by law, like USA. We are going to send OriBon without seeds to backers who lives in the countries.

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    Pledge €19 or more About $23

    OriBon | Full Start Kit M

    The Full Start Kit 1 offers you to start to build a Mini Bonsai by yourself. The set contains everything you need to start for planting except water and shovel.

    · Paper plant pot M x1
    · Instruction booklet
    · Soil
    · Selected seeds*
    · Pellet
    · Moss
    · Fertilizer
    · Wire

    * Due to custom restrictions we cannot send seeds to some countries by law, like USA. We are going to send OriBon without seeds to backers who lives in the countries.

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    Pledge €25 or more About $30

    OriBon | Full Start Kit 4

    The Full Start Kit 1 offers you to start to build a Mini Bonsai by yourself. The set contains everything you need to start planting except water and a shovel.

    · 4 paper plant pot XS / S / M / L
    · Instruction booklet
    · Soil
    · Selected seeds*
    · Pellet
    · Moss
    · Fertilizer
    · Wire

    * Due to custom restrictions we cannot send seeds to some countries by law, like USA. We are going to send OriBon without seeds to backers who lives in the countries.

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    Pledge €35 or more About $42

    Buy 5, Get 10 | 10 Single Potcards S

    Give your friends flower pots! It's an exclusive offer for Kickstarter.

    You get 10 of half folded DIN-long postcards (210mm x 210mm), printed on thick Stone paper 490g/m2 with Selected seeds*. You can clip out a paper plant pot S from the card.

    * Due to custom restrictions we cannot send seeds to some countries by law, like USA. We are going to send OriBon without seeds to backers who lives in the countries.

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    Pledge €199 or more About $239

    For retailer | 100 Paper plant pots S

    You get 100 pieces of Paper plant pots S without individual packaging.

    *Without seeds

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    Pledge €230 or more About $277

    For retailer | 100 Paper plant pot M

    You get mixed (XS / S / M / L) of 100 pieces of Paper plant pots without individual packaging.

    *Without seeds

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    Pledge €350 or more About $421

    For retailer | 100 Single Potcards S

    It's an exclusive offer for Kickstarter.

    You get 100 pieces of foldable DIN-long postcards (210mm x 105mm), printed on Stone paper 490g/m2. You can clip out a paper plant pot S from the card.

    *Without seeds

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Funding period

- (30 days)