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Sanctuary is a little mossarium.
Sanctuary is a little mossarium.
1,374 backers pledged AU$ 99,660 to help bring this project to life.

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We are raising funds to bring to life a little mossarium. Spawn from the idea that a bit of easy care nature in doors is a a good thing, we began designing a desktop vessel that represents a slice of nature indoors. 

Sanctuary at home
Sanctuary at home
Sanctuary at work
Sanctuary at work

Sanctuary by BOTANICA was born out of love for nature and the miniature world of terrariums. The process of collecting, designing and creating mini-scapes is a relaxing one, and flora always adds a sense of calm and stillness to any space.

Sanctuary is a designer gift that keeps giving, it is an alternative to a bunch of flowers or an activity you can share with children and friends, perfect for small spaces, desktops, bookshelves and wet areas. Sanctuary comes with tweezers, mister, micro fibre cloth and template to trim the moss to the perfect size.

Sanctuary for children
Sanctuary for children
Sanctuary for big kids!!
Sanctuary for big kids!!
Sanctuary in the office
Sanctuary in the office

Our mossarium allows you to maintain a controlled environment so no matter what your climate, you can enjoy a bit of nature indoors.

The form had to remain simplistic and true to the function so the design proportions were important. The base is just high enough to mask any soil, and the top allows you to view the moss whilst having a teardrop form that directs condensation back onto the foliage .

Moss in nature uses the wind to propagate so similarly you can add some airflow to your mossarium by rotating the lid, for sanctuary this ventilates the root area and avoids fungus and mould if the closed environment is too humid and warm.

As varieties will display differently, we have designed an insert that presents the moss, and collects water around the perimeter that will evaporate back into the water cycle system. You can also fill the base with water to keep the environment hydrated for longer maintenance free periods.

// Collecting Moss //

Different varieties of moss can be found everywhere if you take the time to look. Even in urban areas, so no need to take moss from protected and national parks (this is not cool and mostly illegal!). Chill out on a relaxing walk around your neighbourhood and collect a nice lush piece for your Sanctuary. Even brown, dry moss can be returned to life in a few hours of deep rehydration. You can clean the moss before you use it but sometimes you get exciting surprises if you just let it be… like mushrooms and tiny flowers.

If you are unable to collect your own moss, most florists should be able to assist or point you in the right direction. There are also options to buy online.

“Every space can benefit from a touch of greenery. If you don’t have the time to care for a plant but want to liven up your table top then Sanctuary is for you”.

Sanctuary packaging design
Sanctuary packaging design

// The Form //

Teardrop- The form of Sanctuary's design isn't just for good looks. The 'tear drop' shape also gathers condensation and funnels the droplets to form a raindrop at the very tip of its stalactite which will eventually drip onto the foliage. Moss actually assimilates water mainly though its foliage, not roots like most other flora.

Breeze- Sanctuary has a window at the base that allows variable airflow from a sealed system to fully open. This enables adjustment of the environment throughout the seasons.

Substrate- An insert that presents the moss in a domed fashion. As types of moss vary in the amount of moisture they prefer, the substrate allows you to vary amount of water in direct contact with the moss.

Reservoir- space under the substrate provides extra water storage, feeding into sanctuaries water cycle. Sanctuary only needs watering periodically (depending on location).

Trials of other plant species as requested by our backers
Trials of other plant species as requested by our backers

//REWARDS//


SANCTUARY

SIZE ⊘90 x 87mm high

MATERIAL Silicone base, Acrylic top.

SANCTUARY GRAND

SIZE ⊘160 x 140mm high

MATERIAL Cast concrete base, Hand blown glass top by Nick Mount.

LIMITED to 15 units, numbered and signed by Nick.

Sanctuary Grand
Sanctuary Grand
Sanctuary Grand
Sanctuary Grand

// Stretch goals //

From the get go, Sanctuary will be available in warm charcoal and creamy white, then we will introduce extra colours- you will be able to specify these later when we conduct surveys. At 60k, SANCTUARY lux will be introduced as an add on, available only to backers as an add on in the survey process.

Goal one $45,000- two new colours introduced

Goal two $60,000- SANCTUARY lux- with Carrara marble base

Goal three $75,000- two new colours introduced

Sanctuary LUX
Sanctuary LUX

// Timeline //

September

  • Initiate injection mould production
  • finalise packaging

October/November

  • Order accessories and packaging
  • Approve off tool samples, final die modifications
  • Production run
December
  • Dispatch
Getting the form just right
Getting the form just right

// Product stewardship //

Sanctuary is fully recyclable and, If, God forbid, it's time to move Sanctuary on, we'll take full responsibility for it and accept it's return for recycling.

SANCTUARY WILL BE MADE IN AUSTRALIA

Patent Pending: Australian Patent Application No. 2015224399

Sanctuary and Sanctuary GRAND
Sanctuary and Sanctuary GRAND

//LINKS//

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Previous Kickstarter experience: Successful Project:

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Risks and challenges

As product designers, we understand the process of product commercialisation. In the past we have undertaken this process for our own products and also for our clients. Experience prepares us for the challenges that lie ahead, knowing full well there'll be some.

DEVELOPMENT
We'll endeavor to maintain the concept, hoping to improve at every step.

MANUFACTURING
Arkidelo is the chosen manufacturer for Santuary. They have an outstanding reputation here is South Australia as a manufacturer and prototype-er. We consider them our 'sister' company, check them out: http://www.arkidelo.com. SANCTUARY will be AUSTRALIAN MADE.

SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS
SANCTUARY is a relatively simple product, however delays may occur if we encounter longer than expected lead times in part delivery.
We are scheduled to get Sanctuary to you in time for Christmas, but can't guarantee it.

SUPPLY
We'll handle logistics direct from our premises here in Adelaide.

DUTIES AND TAXES
Import duties and taxes are payable by the Backer. Delays may holdup deliveries due to your countries customs processing.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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    Sanctuary GRAND
    ⊘160mm x 140mm high
    Limited edition hand blown glass by renowned glass worker, Nick Mount- http://nickmountglass.com.au
    Glass numbered and engraved with Nick's Initials.
    Base in cast concrete.

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    For 2, it's 2 x $35= $70
    For 3, it's 3 x $35= $105
    For 4, it's 4 x $35= $180
    For 5, it's 5 x $35= $175
    For 6, it's 6 x $35= $210
    For 7, it's 7 x $35= $245
    For 8, it's 8 x $35= $280
    For 9, it's 5 x $35= $315

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    For 3, it's 3 x $45= $135
    For 4, it's 4 x $45= $180
    For 5, it's 5 x $45= $225
    For 6, it's 6 x $45= $270
    For 7, it's 7 x $45= $315
    For 8, it's 8 x $45= $360
    For 9, it's 5 x $45= $405

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