Nendo's 3D-printed bonsai tree does away with need for meticulous maintenance

Japanese design studio Nendo has created an alternative to the tricky task of nurturing a bonsai tree with its Grid-Bonsai – a 3D-printed version of the plant that owners can prune to their liking.

Bonsai artists shape their trees by trimming the leaves and pruning and bending branches, as well as adding decorative elements like moss and stones to the soil.

Nendo aims to tackle these challenges with a 3D-printed version of the bonsai tree, which takes the form of an interactive puzzle-like object.

The Grid-Bonsai can be easily trimmed using a pair of bonsai scissors, just like a natural plant, and is designed to be user-friendly and suitable for beginners.

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