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Introducing the Botanist Minimal, a modern seating solution for contemporary lifestyles.
Introducing the Botanist Minimal, a modern seating solution for contemporary lifestyles.
113 backers pledged $36,744 to help bring this project to life.

China Factory Visit

Hello Botanist Minimal Backers,

Happy to report that my product review trip to China was a great success. Overall I was throughly impressed with our factory and the quality of our new Botanist Minimal Benches. I'm sure you will be too. 

My trip started from Los Angeles where I boarded a 14hr Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong. From there I boarded a 2hr Ferry to Humen/Dongguan which is where my hotel was located and the factory just an 1-1/2 from there. It so happened that during my trip there was a large furniture convention in the same town called 3F which I was invited to lecture at on the topic of design innovation and self manufacturing. How appropriate! LOL

I've included a series of photos below for you to experience first hand what goes into a project like Botanist Minimal. 

Rest assured that our benches are en-route and expected to arrive at Long Beach port in two batches. The first 20ft container will arrive on Sept 17th and the 2nd 40ft container will arrive on Sept 30th. Because the order is split into two containers we will ship the product based on which orders came in first. Once we've completed the order split we'll send another update. If you are in the first batch you will receive your shipment the week of Sept 26th and the 2nd batch should ship by the week of Oct 10th. 

We will do our best to get product shipped as fast as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience and support. 


Team Botanist 

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    1. Alexander Sienkiewicz on October 1, 2011

      Thanks for sharing the photos. Well done and congratulations!

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      Chris Taylor on September 10, 2011

      Can't wait, looks like it's well constructed.

    3. James Spahr on September 9, 2011

      THe bench looks beautiful and I love the box!