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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 28 2019 9:30 PM UTC +00:00.

€13,170
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
141
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 28 2019 9:30 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The Gala pot is the indoor smart design planter that will keep your plants alive and healthy. The Watair irrigation system gives your plants a watering autonomy of up to 3 weeks, keeping them healthy and improving the air quality of your space. All of this without a plug!

GALA PLANT POTS

The smart design plant pots come in two materials: terracotta and white clay. Gala pot fits all kinds of surfaces: shelves, desks, anywhere you want!  

The two-tiered Gala pot consists of a main compartment above, containing your plant and filter, and a water reservoir below allowing you to step away from the plant without the constant need for watering. This lower compartment keeps roots oxygenated because water is never in contact with the plant. 

WATAIR IRRIGATION SYSTEM

It’s all in the roots! The secret  to keeping plants alive longer is in our two-level pot system. We call it the WATAIR tech. This irrigation system allows air to circulate around soil and thus oxygenating roots, allowing them to breathe and purify the air of the room. It also reduces evaporation and consumes less water than conventional gardening systems:

Cotton capillary threads from the filter dip down into the water reservoir so they can absorb just enough water to keep your thirsty plant happy, even while you’re on vacation! 

This irrigation system guarantees an irrigation autonomy of up to 3 weeks (according to the needs of each plant).

WATERING AUTONOMY UP TO 3 WEEKS

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND PROCESS

Thanks to  3D printing technology we’ve created the model for a special manufacturing process: the slip casting technique. This means each Gala plant pot is a truly unique piece. 

“It combines crafts and technology;
Tradition and innovation, and we love it!”

The Gala pot is made from 100% natural and sustainable materials: ceramics, fire and water. Gala is made from Spanish terracotta and white clay - raw materials that are abundant in nature. Although the ceramic manufacturing process is characterized by low water consumption with hardly any losses as it is possible to easily reuse the clay at any stage.

Handmade in La Bisbal d’Empordà (Girona, Spain) the plant pots are entirely made from terracotta or white clay, and a cork base. We’ve designed them based on three simple principles: sustainability, design, and local manufacturing. 

This isn’t new to us: our first pot, Carmen, was already produced by a local supplier capable of meeting our values. By working with this workshop, we are empowering local industry, reducing transport distances and most importantly, giving a second chance to traditional techniques that had almost been forgotten due to new technologies. 

FREE PLANT SUPPORT SERVICE

Looking after plants can seem scary if you’re new to it, or have had bad experiences in the past. However, we’ve learned that a proper plant pot like Gala will change your relationship with plants and will improve your life.

 We are offering a free Plant Support Service only during this Kickstarter campaign!. For 4 months, our Nima’s Green Guru will make you aware of everything you need in order to keep your houseplants alive and healthy with a Gala Pot. Everyone who joins later will choose from a monthly or annual fee.

WHAT CAN I PLANT IN A GALA POT?

You can either plant succulents, hanging plants, bedroom plants, bathroom plants, aromatic plants and our favourites: Air purifier plants!

EVEN SUCCULENT PLANTS?

Yes! the most common death cause for cacti is overwatering. Gala pot Wat+Air irrigation system keeps roots oxygenated because water is never in contact with the plant and prevents mold. So the best thing to do is let the soil dry out completely before watering again. Although the Gala pot lower compartment allows air to circulate around soil, allowing them to breathe. 💗🌵 

 THE PROBLEM

We have tried everything to keep plants alive:
• Downloading plant care apps
 • Watering from the top and from below.
 • Using self-watering systems.
 • Watering from a bottle upside down...
 • Magic fertilizers
 • Even singing to the plants...!! 

But none of them solved the problem:
• Lack of watering, over-watering
 • Too little light, too much light
 • Water leaking from the plate
 • Poor drainage
 • Not an indoor plant… 

THE SOLUTION: THE GALA POT 

This is why we created our smart design pots with the Watair irrigation system and the Plant Support Service. We released it last year for Carmen, our pot for XL houseplants, and now we’re extending the family with Gala pot for shelves and all kinds of indoor spaces.

Gala is a functional pot that allows you to enjoy the beauty and benefits of the indoor plants either at home or at the office. Did you know that a healthy plant purifies 100 square feet (9,3 m2) of air in a house?

Sources: NASA Clean air project and World Health Organization Indoor air Pollution study.

GALA POT CENTER OF GRAVITY (GC) AND BALANCING WEIGHT

   We've calculated the Gala plant pot centre of gravity (CG) to place the support (plate) on its axis and thus avoid tipping (mass x acceleration x distance to the axis). That means the plant weight falls always on the centre and remains in balance (It’s cat proof!)

The video and images are made with 2 prototypes made on wheel. The final design will look like this 3D printing prototypes (They are smaller than their real size!):  

WHAT YOU’LL GET

Here’s what you’ll receive with your Gala pot.
NOTE: The tote bag will be only included if you pledge for it. Everything else is included. 

WHY GALA?

  Nima's pots have women’s names and they're all inspired by the Mediterranean. The first pot was called Carmen and the new pot is called Gala, a name that inspired the shape of the design: the egg, one of Dalí's most familiar motifs!

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REWARDS

HOW TO PLEDGE 

1. Click “Back this Project”: Select the available reward tier you would like to pledge on the right side of the page or click here. Each backer may only make one pledge.    

2. Payment: Enter your payment information. You won't pay or choose any model at this point, you are only allowing Kickstarter to charge you the cost of the pledge at the end of the campaign if we reach the initial goal.

3. Model, Color & Shipping Information: Don’t worry about that yet! You will receive a survey to tell us your favorited model, color, and shipping information once the campaign is over.

To all Backers: We will ship Nima Barcelona Gala pot worldwide via trackable post. Please note that you may be 100% responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region, for more info check the FAQ.

MEET THE TEAM 

Our goal is to share all the joys and benefits of having greenery in your space, teach you how to care for them, and to get your hands a little dirty too.

Nuria is a designer and architect. She founded her first architecture studio two years ago with Ignacio Infiesta Madurga, who is now fully dedicated to Nima. She's got the most planted rooftop in all of Barcelona. 

For Ignacio, architecture and society cannot be separated from nature. He founded the architecture studio while working in different scenographic design projects with La Fura dels Baus.!

Alex has been working in the Financial Risk and Analytics field for many years. He built his first start-up five years ago and has also been working at Everis as a Management Consultant. Now he carries Nima's strategic vision.

María has been working in advertising as a creative art director for many years. She built her first start-up five years ago and has worked for e-commerce companies before starting this entrepreneurship adventure.

TIMELINE 

THE DESIGN PROCESS

 HOW WE STARTED

We're 4 people on a mission to reconnect humans with nature, one houseplant at a time. We're doing this because we firmly believe in the mental, emotional and physical health benefits associated with having greenery in your space.

Risks and challenges

The main challenge has probably been arriving at this point. Writing these words, we feel so close to finishing our Kickstarter campaign and to start producing the Gala Pot!

The last 18 months have been an incredible roller coaster. A big challenge has been finding a supplier capable of delivering on our values: local and traditional craftsmanship. We went through three different suppliers until we finally found the perfect one. We started producing our first model, Carmen, in May 2018 and from this moment on we haven’t stopped!

In these last few months, we’ve been focused on designing the second smart model, GALA POT with the same supplier. After months of research and a lot of sampling and prototyping, we’ve come up with a smart new design that you’ll fall in love with!

We are a solid and multidisciplinary team capable of solving a wide variety of problems. Two of the four founders have previous experience in entrepreneurship. We are qualified and fully committed to carry out this project and deliver the GALA pot on time.

We understand and recognize that no project is without risks and challenges. Despite our planning, there are circumstances that may be beyond our control. If we encounter them, we’ll make sure to communicate transparently with you.

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Environmental commitments

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Long-lasting design

As our product is made up of 100% natural material, it has a very long shelf life. The red clay can be reused in any of its stages. We also apply a natural product (a water-based varnish) to prevent the piece from staining and therefore it can be used with different plants whenever you want.

Reusability and recyclability

The clay can be reused easily with simple techniques and the packaging will be made entirely of cardboard. Thus, it will be very easy to reuse the boxes for other domestic uses (storage, removals, etc.).

Sustainable materials

Clay, paper, cork and cardboard.

Environmentally friendly factories

Designed in Barcelona, we are proud to produce in ethical Catalan factories. By doing so, we have been able to reduce the environmental impact of our products because we are not producing in distant countries. We also want to be "green" in our production processes. Currently, 97% of the world's intelligently-designed pots are manufactured in Asia.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

The manufacturing process is 100% sustainable: from using 100% natural materials, tousing artisanal and local manufacturing committed to the environment and zero waste. Also, we intend on reaching our clients’ homes in 100%-recyclable cardboard packaging.

Something else

With the GALA pot we combine design and gardening with the aim of introducing green into cities. We start by learning from nature itself. We firmly believe that plants improve our quality of life (like purifying the air) and that they improve the relationship between humans and the environment. The more you spend time with nature, the more you fall in love with it!

We want to teach the world how to care for and benefit from the life of a plant. Unlike plastic pots, or pot embellishers, the Gala pot can last a lifetime and give life to as many plants as you want. It’s cleaned with soap and water.

Furthermore, we are offering an ONLINE Plant Support Service thereby avoiding waste of paper. It will make you aware of everything you need to know in order to keep your first houseplants alive with a Gala Pot.

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